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Belfast film studio complex makes the grade

Words: Roger Milne
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The second phase of the Belfast Film Studios complex at the capital’s Giant’s Park, overlooking Belfast Lough, has just been given the green light by the city council. Phase one opened three years ago.

The latest proposals involve studio and sound stages with accompanying ancillary offices providing 20,439 square metres of floor space, some 9,631 square metres of workshops, flexible car parking and a so-called vendors’ village (1,1918 square metres).

The proposed buildings have been laid out to work alongside the first phase “as a large, coherent complex”.

The 10.5-hectare site was once part of a landfill facility that closed in March 2007.

The applicant is Belfast Harbour Commissioners. The development is expected to create about 250 construction jobs and support at least 1,000 creative industry roles.

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