Edinburgh region reels in second major film studio
January 10 2019
The Edinburgh region is on track to play host to two separate film studios after PSL Land revived their stalled bid to build the facility, this time at a new location adjacent in Dalkeith.
A 48-acre site has been identified at Salter’s Park for the studio vision, subject to its sale by Buccleuch Estates, for which a proposal of application notice has already been filed by Keppie.
Should it proceed the new studio would include nine separate soundstages totalling 208,000sq/ft as well as a possible film academy operated by Edinburgh Napier University with associated student accommodation.
A preliminary agreement on the sale of the land has already been reached with a belief that preparatory works could be underway in a matter of months. Further project details will be presented during a drop-in event to be held at Woodburn Primary, Dalkeith, on 31 January between 16:00 and 20:00
In a separate development a 160,000sq/ft warehouse in Leith has been earmarked by Screen Scotland for a smaller studio spanning five sound stages.