Next month, the Marlow Film Studios will reveal their final masterplan designs in a public exhibition.

The exhibition will be held at Court Garden House in Marlow, Abbotsbrook Hall in Bourne End and The Pavilion in Little Marlow from May 3 to May 8.

It will reveal the final masterplan and architectural designs in addition to exhibiting important strategies on the local economy, ecology and sustainability, transport and traffic as well as education.

Local people will also have the opportunity to see how their engagement has contributed to the overall design in a pre-submission exhibition of the film studio which could be built next to the A404 at the Westhorpe Junction.

Marlow Film Studios has already outlined its commitment to local education and says it will create up to 5,000 jobs.

Robert Laycock, CEO, said: “We have been very mindful of the challenges to overcome, and it has been very important to us that we listen to stakeholders and the community, so that we can deliver a studio not just of global significance but that also meets a wide set of local aspirations."

The county has produced some of the silver screen’s most iconic films including Brief Encounter made at Denham and Beaconsfield, and the classic Bond films made in the county for over 60 years with Marlow Film Studios saying the facility will provide "much-needed studio space".

Robert added: “Buckinghamshire is one of the main beneficiaries of significant government policy efforts designed to bring global investment here, yet future opportunities are likely to be lost through lack of infrastructure if we don’t act now.”

“The huge deficit of production space is holding back the local industry from delivering the astonishing growth of the last few years, and as a recent report by the British Film Institute shows, lots of other countries are seeking to replicate this policy success.”

“This part of Buckinghamshire has an unsurpassed worldwide reputation for filmmaking and is at the heart of a world-leading West London cluster which is an extraordinary driver of UK growth.

“The investment and economic benefits this government policy is attracting will go elsewhere around the world if we do not step-up and provide crucially needed studio facilities.

Marlow-based, film industry lighting engineer Barry Grubb of 3LR Lighting Ltd said of the project:” There is a lot of skill in Buckinghamshire - people who have worked in the film industry all their lives, but there is an acute shortage of talent and young blood coming into the industry and a massive deficit of good quality, dedicated studio space for people to work in.

“I see the effects of this every day and everyone I know is hoping and praying that the plans are passed. A state-of-the-art studio space will be a very welcome addition to the industry and will fundamentally secure future jobs in this area.”

Here is when the Marlow Film Studios are holding exhibitions: 

• May 3, Tuesday, Court Garden House: Noon - 5pm

• May 4, Wednesday, Court Garden House: 10.30am - 5pm

• May 5, Thursday, Court Garden House: 10.30am - 7pm

• May 6, Friday, The Pavilion: 4pm-7pm

• May 7, Saturday, Abbotsbrook Hall: Noon- 5pm

• May 8, Sunday, Court Garden House: Noon - 5pm 

The locations:

• Court Garden House, Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 4AE 

• Abbotsbrook Hall, Little Marlow Road, Bourne End, High Wycombe, SL8 5PQ

• The Pavilion, Church Road, Little Marlow, Marlow, SL7 3RS

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