Pinewood submits expansion plan

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Pinewood Studios said it’s applying for “an expanded Screen Hub scheme” of 1.4 million square feet along with a 64-acre nature reserve to Buckinghamshire Council.

The expansion would be over two sites, according to a statement — “land to the south of the Studios referred to as ‘Pinewood South’ and ‘Alderbourne Farm’ to the north.”

The studio, part of Pinewood Group, said Pinewood South “would deliver 20 new purpose-built sound stages with workshops and offices on 82 acres of land to the south of the existing studios.”

Pinewood said its plans represent an investment of 800 British pounds ($956 million). The plans announced today represent a revision to a previous plan that received planning permission in April.

Pinewood is the traditional home for James Bond films and the studio also houses productions of Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel and Star Wars brands.

The proposed expansion is taking place as the U.K. is facing a tight supply of studio space.