Pentlands Film & TV Studio plan lodged
May 6 2015film & TV studio complex at Straiton, Edinburgh, have been submitted by PSL Land Ltd to Midlothian Council.
Encompassing an 86 acre site in the shadow of the Pentland Hills the complex will incorporate six sound stages, an external water-stage, two backlots, workshops and production office spaces.
This will be complemented by a film academy, student residence, visitor centre, 180 bed hotel, data centre and satellite-link station all set within a ‘landscaped glen’.
Expected to attain a BREEAM Excellent rating the largest stage will reach 70ft in height with spaces including a ‘paddock’ water-stage, which will also be offered to the advertising and games industries.
Alan Seddon, Keppie Design divisional director, architecture commented: “Film and television play an important role in people's lives, but for most of us their production is such a remote activity, both physically and emotionally. That a project like this should be coming to Scotland is amazing and we at Keppie feel genuinely privileged to have been involved in getting it to this stage.”
PSLL have also reserved 11.95 acres of land for future development, precluding any residential development.
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