The Wharf Studios is a new, state-of-the-art production facility, developed by Hackman Capital Partners and its affiliate The MBS Group. The 10-acre campus offers 180,000 square feet of creative space, featuring six, large-scale, custom-design sound stages, with ceiling heights up to 46 feet. The campus also offers more than 70,000 square feet of production office and support space, including five workshops, plus backlot areas adjacent to the riverside location. 360-degree drive-in access to the site and abundant parking are added benefits.
Situated in the East London borough of Barking and Dagenham, The Wharf Studios is about 10 minutes from the 567,350-square-foot Eastbrook Studios, another Hackman Capital and MBS development, which is currently under construction. Both studios are easily accessible to and from Central London.
The Wharf and Eastbrook studios represent an investment of approximately $438 million and have the potential to create 1,800 jobs.
The investment also includes an endowment to Film Barking and Dagenham’s Make It Here program, which is creating pathways to education, job training, mentorships, employment placement and other business opportunities linked to The Wharf and Eastbrook Studios. Since its inception in April 2021, the program has supported more than 50 productions, secured 22 paid placements and engaged 200 students and teachers.
London is one of the world’s most coveted locations for film and television show production. The two studios will provide much needed stage capacity, as the city continues to attract major domestic and offshore content creation.