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June 19, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

After a lengthy struggle with environmentalists and local residents, Pinewood Shepperton studios has finally received permission to double the size of its Pinewood lot with 12 large studios and stages, production offices and additional production facilities. In an interview with Britain’s Broadcast magazine, Pinewood CEO Ivan Dunleavy remarked, "What’s clear is that for high end TV and for film the UK is one of the most popular destinations for production in the world. But the U.K. is struggling to provide capacity and this [expansion] is a clear remedy to that challenge. This project will create 3,100 additional jobs and support the 5,000 that are already here. What’s also important from the government’s point of view is that we are putting up £200 million ($320 million) to make it happen."