A television and film studios has been granted permission for two new sound stages.

Elstree Studios has been given consent for the ‘superstages’ which will be constructed on the existing studio and production areas of the former Big Brother House.

Hertsmere Borough Council has granted planning permission to Elstree Studios for the building of two new superstages, workshops and offices at the Borehamwood site.

Sky has also revealed plans to councillors and Borehamwood residents for the new Sky Studios Elstree, an huge studio complex, to be built on a large site a short distance from Elstree Studios.

With the proposed Sky Studios Elstree, BBC Studios Elstree, and Elstree Studios providing at least 26 film and television stages all based in Borehamwood and Elstree, Borehamwood has become a major creative hub for the south east and London.

Borehamwood Times:

CGI of the proposed Sky Studios Elstree

The new stages and studios will create thousands of film and television jobs and will benefit many of the graduates from the Elstree University Technical College, the college for film, television and theatre, set up by Roger Morris, managing director of Elstree Studios and the college’s chairman.

The college which has been in existence for five years announced that students who graduated and left the college last year have all found employment, or have gone on to study further at University.