Published: 4th Nov 2020

Barking and Dagenham Council has signed an agreement to build London’s largest film and TV production centre in the borough. The deal with global media real estate leader Hackman Capital Partners (HCP) will make plans to build Eastbrook Studios London a reality. The project comes with planning permission, and HCP’s ambitious plans include up to 12 sound stages, three acres of backlot, offices and ancillary space, totalling over half a million square feet. HCP’s hundreds of millions in direct investment will also involve an endowment to maximise local jobs, placements, apprenticeships, community outreach and supply chain opportunities. The studios will be a major boost for the borough, the entertainment industry and the capital, creating an estimated 1,200 jobs, contributing £35m per year to the local economy and inspiring more development into thriving East London. ‘Today we’re making history,’ said council leader, Cllr Darren Rodwell. ‘Dagenham used to be famous for factories and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)