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Contract awarded for Hertfordshire film studios

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ISG has been awarded the contract to build a large film studio complex at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire for USA-based Sunset Studios.

The latest in a long list of TV and Film production projects that have started in the UK in recent times, the scheme includes the concurrent development of four main hubs comprising 21 sound stages and nine workshops as well as ancillary buildings.

The project also includes heritage works to restore existing Grade II-listed farm buildings and the creation of significant areas of landscaped green spaces.

The development will generate significant amounts of its own energy through a large photovoltaic installation and further reduce its consumption of resources through rainwater harvesting and re-use. Enhancements to biodiversity are also prioritised with the delivery of green space to the south of the site, with a public right of way footpath running through it.

ISG Project Director Paul Serkis, said: “Sunset Studios is a global leader responsible for shaping the world’s film and TV landscape as we know it today. We’re proud to be working with them and to be a part of the delivery of this transformational project, creating prosperity and real legacy for the UK’s creative industry and local community. This builds on other projects ISG has delivered in the creative sector albeit on a much smaller scale until now.”

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