Sunset Waltham Cross Studios

from 2024?

 

In August 2021 an announcement was made by US firms Blackstone and Hudson Pacific that they were planning to build a large new film studio centre in Broxbourne, north London – about a mile from the OMA and OMA-X studios in Waltham Cross, which opened in 2020 and 2021.  It is about 24 miles east of Leavesden and 17 miles from Borehamwood, where several existing and planned studios are located.

This will be a development by Sunset Studios, who are based in California.  Movies such as La La Land and When Harry Met Sally were filmed on their stages but their history goes right back to the earliest days of Hollywood and TV shows like I Love Lucy.  The site is next to the A10 at Junction 25 on the M25 and covers 91 acres.  They are proposing a scheme including 21 sound stages plus workshops, offices and amenities but the precise layout has yet to be decided.

The construction will cost £700m and has the support of the government and the local authority.  Consultation with the local community began in the autumn of 2021.  Planning permission will be sought in 2022 but due to the considerable size of the project, it is unlikely to be available before 2024.

 

This is the area where the studios will be built.
thanks to Googlemaps