ISG lands US Film Studio Expansion in UK


ISG has landed a PCSA contract for the new Sunset Waltham Cross Studios in Hertfordshire.  

3D of ISG's Film studio project in Hertfordshire
by Rory ButlerNovember 22, 2022

Inside the deal: The 90-acre site, backed by Blackstone and Hudson Pacific Properties, will be Sunset Studios’ first expansion outside the US. 

ISG will be responsible for the design, build and fit out. Off-site construction should speed delivery, the firm said. 

The scheme: 

  • four main hubs  
  • 21 sound stages 
  • nine workshops   
  • ancillary buildings 

The process: 

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) targets 
  • Embodied carbon analysis; low carbon output 
  • Data-driven design decisions  
  • A large photovoltaic installation 

When built, £300 million a year and around 4,800 new jobs are expected to be added to the local and regional economy.   

During the site’s two-year development, ISG will provide upskilling opportunities to the local community, with potential for employment at the facility once operational. 

Grade II-Listed farm building restoration and green spaces are also planned. 

“Sunset Studios is a global leader responsible for shaping the world’s film and TV landscape as we know it today,” said ISG project director, Paul Serkis. 

Our outstanding team of highly motivated sector experts have collaborated equally on devising stretching solutions for every facet of the scheme and together, we look forward to help deliver this significant development for the UK creative services sector.” 

Image credit: ISG

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