Hackman Capital Partners is building London’s largest film and television production center in Dagenham, a borough in East London. Plans include up to 19 sound stages three acres of backlot, offices and ancillary space, totaling over half a million square feet.
The investment will also involve an endowment to maximize local jobs, placements, apprenticeships, community outreach and supply chain opportunities.
Eastbrook Studios will be a major boost for the borough, the entertainment industry and the capital, creating an estimated 1,200 jobs, contributing £35m per year to the local economy and inspiring more development into thriving East London.
The UK is one of the most sought after countries in the world for major feature film and high-end television production, with more than £3.6B spent last year. The Dagenham site will add much needed sound stage capacity to the overall industry.
Filming at Eastbrook could start as early as mid-2022 with the studio fully operational by 2023.
The project team includes master planning architect PRP and The MBS Group, an affiliate of Hackman Capital Partners and the world’s largest studio consulting and production services company.