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markbaines1 post since 4 Feb 2020 new member
Do ITV still own it or did a sale go through?

Am I right in thinking Fountain Studios is still standing too? Seems the theory of these being prime real estate doesn't match the reality.


Think in both cases this is just temporary for a few years until they get planning permission for redevelopment.
Inspector Sands14,523 posts since 25 Aug 2004
And also it provides a bit of income while they decide what to do with it. Interesting but I wonder how much work there is to do to get it used again. It's not just the technical equipment, the ventilation and other services presumably haven't been used for over a year
JKDerry2,457 posts since 15 Oct 2016
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And also it provides a bit of income while they decide what to do with it. Interesting but I wonder how much work there is to do to get it used again. It's not just the technical equipment, the ventilation and other services presumably haven't been used for over a year

I doubt many productions would want to use the complex, it has been stripped out of equipment, meaning any production needs to refit it with OB units and equipment, a lot of money there. Also, knowing this is for maybe a year at most, the temporary nature of the usage would deter many productions, who might want a permanent home or a regular home.


Have I Got News For You which used TLS is now on the move again - they were using Elstree Studios up to Christmas and in April will be using Studio 1 at Riverside Studios.
Inspector Sands14,523 posts since 25 Aug 2004
It won't necessarily be used as TV studios of course. The 3 large studios could make good space for exhibitions, performance space etc. I couldn't see the council objecting to that

It's not long though. Just over 16 months. Unless someone has had the place in mind for the place already that's not long to come up with a scheme, get the lease and fit out what they need.

If it does get a tenant I could see it more as just a 4-waller filming space than a multi camera TV studio
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