New studios give Liverpool film and TV production boost
The completion of two steel-framed studios in Liverpool are set to provide a significant boost to the local economy and the city’s ambition to become the UK’s go-to location for film and TV production.
Liverpool Film Office (LFO), which is overseeing the management of the space, is keen to find productions that will employ local crew and work with local businesses on training initiatives. A key goal is to develop and strengthen the local talent pool and secure Liverpool’s long-term ambition to be a first-class creative and digital content production base
It is predicted that The Depot, which is located adjacent to the soon-to-be redeveloped Littlewoods Pools building, will create a £24M economic boost for the regional economy. It will also create 360 new jobs and 760 indirect jobs, and forms part of Liverpool’s 10 post-pandemic pledges to stimulate growth.
A steel-framed design for this scheme has proven to be the most efficient solution as the project team wanted a quick construction programme, a lightweight frame and two buildings with large column-free spaces.