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26.11.21  -  PRESS  -  VARIETY

Plans for £70 Million Littlewoods Studios in Liverpool Moving Forward

Operated by Time + Space Studios, “game-changing” Film and TV studios redevelopment plans are set to go ahead in Liverpool, with studio space dedicated to Twickenham Film Studios. The Council’s Cabinet is requesting permission to unlock a potential £70m redevelopment of the iconic Littlewoods building – which would include major studios, creative office space & new media facilities – enhancing the city’s reputation and transforming it into one of Europe’s premier TV & Film hubs. 

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Revamp of historic movie venue Twickenham Studios gets planning go-ahead

Plans for a multi-million pound revamp and expansion of the historic Twickenham Studios are to go ahead after the ambitious scheme received planning approval.

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11.08.21  -  PRESS  -  INSIDER MEDIA LTD

Speaker confirmed for Liverpool City Region property dinner

Entrepreneur Jeremy Rainbird has been confirmed as the speaker at Insider's upcoming Liverpool City Region Property Dinner. Seven years ago, he and business partner Piers Read launched The Creative District Company: an urban regeneration developer with studios & education at its heart. The duo are also behind the Oscar-winning Twickenham Film Studios facility via their TIME + SPACE Studios' network: a fast-growing family of film and TV campuses.



U.K. Studio Boom “White Hot” Despite a Year of Lockdowns

In early March 2020, a new $640 million fund investing in a series of film studios throughout the UK was officially announced. First up: Twickenham Studios, the century-old London site known for such British classics as The Italian Job, Zulu and Monty Python & the Holy Grail and the home of the Oscar-winning sound work for Bohemian Rhapsody. The $50 million acquisition of this iconic spot was announced with the new fund, run by The Creative District Improvement Co.


04.03.21  -  PRESS  -  PROPERTY WEEK

The pair making film studios cool again

“People told us we were mad,” says Rainbird, recalling the reaction to their audacious plans to build a network of studios fitted with state-of-the-art technology. “They said it’s not a proven asset class; it’s high risk. And now look at it. Now it’s the golden child, the chosen one, the cherry on the cake of property and suddenly it’s cool.”

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More details of £15m Twickenham expansion released

The new developments include a state-of-the-art TV studio including audience participation, upgraded sound production studios, a second sound mixing suite to host tent-pole productions with Dolby Atmos in both and, central to the transformation, will be the construction of a brand new entrance building creating new public spaces with flexible workspaces, a boutique cinema, a café and rooftop social bar.

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12.02.2021 - PRESS - DAILY MAIL

Twickenham Studios unveils £15m investment plan to rejuvenate business

Twickenham Studios has unveiled a £15million investment plan to rejuvenate the business. The money has been put into the 100-year-old site by The Creative District Improvement Company, owned by producers Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird. 

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Twickenham Studios are Tier 5 fully covid safe and remain open

Given the recent Government escalation of the Covid 19 Nationwide lockdown and move into Tier 5, as a team at Twickenham Studios we have taken further measures to ensure the highest level of safety for our staff, clients and productions allowing us to remain fully open.

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11.11.2020  -  PRESS  -  BACKSTAGE

Studios Bet on Booming UK Film + TV Production Despite Covid

Investors are continuing to pour millions of pounds into developing new UK studio space, betting that the country’s film and TV production boom will continue despite the Covid-19 pandemic.  Earlier this month, Hackman Capital Partners, one of Hollywood’s biggest property developers, agreed a £300m deal to build the Eastbrook Studios complex in Dagenham in east London.


23.04.2020  -  PRESS  -  TELEVISUAL

Ashford International Film Studios gets planning greenlight

Planning consent was granted last night for the new Ashford International Film Studios. The £250m studio-led transformation of Kent’s derelict Newtown Railway Works by Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird’s The Creative District Company (TCDC) and Quinn Estates was passed at the first ever virtual meeting of Ashford Borough Council. 

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Investing Amid a Pandemic: Why Coronavirus Hasn't Stopped a U.K. Studio Fund

The co-founder of The Creative District Improvement Company — a $600 million fund aimed at U.K. studios that launched just days before film and TV production shut down — explains why it is moving ahead.


23.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  BROADCAST

TCDICo announces £250m investment in Kent studio

The Creative District Improvement Company (TCDI Co.) has partnered with property developers Quinn Estates to deliver a £250 million investment in Kent’s TV and Film studios.  

This news comes despite the huge shockwaves caused to business by the coronavirus pandemic, and builds on a £50 million development with Twickenham Studios as the company looks to invest £500 million across the country. 


23.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  TELEVISUAL

New 240,000 sq ft studios planned for Ashford, Kent

Plans have been announced to develop Kent’s derelict Newtown Railway Works into four TV and film studios in 240,000 square feet of dedicated production space generating 3,000 jobs in the Ashford area.


22.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  VARIETY

New $292 Million Film & TV Studios to Be Built in Ashford, South-East England

The Creative District Improvement Company has teamed up with property developers Quinn Estates to invest £250 million ($292 million) in Ashford International Studios, a new film and TV studios in Ashford, South-East England, which they say will create 3,000 jobs.

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02.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  EVENING STANDARD

London tycoons Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird in £500m film studios venture

Two of London’s top TV and advertising tycoons have secured £500 million of institutional investment to build Britain’s first network of world-class film studios and capitalise on the Netflix-led boom in production.

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02.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  VARIETY

U.K.’s Twickenham Studios Set for Revamp in $64 Million Deal

The U.K.’s Twickenham Studios is set for major investment following a £50 million ($64 million) deal that has seen property developer General Projects and urban regeneration specialists The Creative District Company (TCDC) take a 50% stake in the studios.


02.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  PROPERTY WEEK

General Projects & BA Pension Fund team up to buy Twickenham Studios for over £20m

General Projects and the British Airways Pension Fund has completed the acquisition of Twickenham Studios for £21m.

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02.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  TELEVISUAL

Rainbird, Read buy Twickenham, plan £500m studios network

Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird’s company The Creative District Improvement Company (TCDI Co.) and subsidiary operating company Time + Space Studios, have announced a £500m investment in a network of film studios across the UK and have bought Twickenham Studios in a £50m deal.


05.09.2019  -  PRESS  -  ITV NEWS

Is this Kent site Britain’s answer to Hollywood?

It’s the longest listed building in Britain and it has been derelict for more than 20 years. But bold new plans have been revealed that could turn Ashford’s former railway works into Britain’s answer to Hollywood – a production base for big broadcasters like Netflix.

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02.03.2019  -  NEWS  -  TIME+SPACE STUDIOS

Introducing TIME + SPACE Studios...

We are delighted to introduce TIME + SPACE Studios, the fastest growing family of film and TV studios in the UK. This comes as we today announce our multi-million pound investment into Twickenham Film Studios, the much loved studio, world renowned heritage brand and fantastic trading company. 

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General Projects secures planning approval for expansions of TFS

General Projects working with operator TIME + SPACE Studios secures planning approval for expansions of Twickenham Film Studios.  The approved plans are focused on future-proofing the two acre site to create a hybrid of film studios and production facilities. 

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23.08.21  -  PRESS  -  REACT NEWS

Lights, camera, action: inside the booming film studio sector

News last week that production of the new Lord of the Rings television series will be moving from New Zealand to the UK after its first series says a lot about both the healthy state of the UK film industry and why real estate investors are taking note.  Demand for studio space has surged in recent years thanks to the insatiable growth of streaming giants like Netflix, Disney and Amazon who are investing billions to create new TV series and films.


12.07.21  -  NEWS  -  TIME+SPACE STUDIOS

Digital Marketing Manager Job Opportunity!

We are looking for a highly talented, motivated and passionate Digital Marketing Manager to join our growing Film & TV Studios family. We are looking for a social content creator, graphic designer, CRM manager and editor across all the Adventures In Time + Space businesses to elevate our design & digital language, quality and quantity of our output.

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TFS new Sound Theatre 2 this way

With a heritage of over 100 years, TFS is one of the world’s leading studios, operated by TIME + SPACE Studios’. Offering bespoke production and post production services across Features, TV Series, Documentaries, Music Videos and Commercials. Twickenham Film Studios has a multi award-winning and much-loved creative campus featuring state of the art services and facilities across Studios, Picture, Sound, Workspace and Social. 



Piers Read, the film studios developer bringing tinseltown to London town

Piers Read is taking me around north London’s new “mini Barbican”. Currently a muddy building site, Crouch End’s Hornsey Town Hall is undergoing a £30 million restoration project to turn it into a major new community arts centre. 



Historic movie venue Twickenham Studios to get £15 million revamp

The two TV production Managing Partners who took over the running of Twickenham Studios last year today unveiled a £15 million investment plan to build a new TV studio, cutting edge sound production studios and flexible offices for local creative businesses. 

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Redevelopment of Twickenham Film Studios | Application Submission

As part of our ongoing Twickenham Film Studios exciting new redevelopment works of the studios complex we have successfully submitted our planning proposal and look forward to support from the local community, businesses, industry and beyond.



Redevelopment of Twickenham Studios

At our Twickenham Studios campus in St Margarets we have been delivering world class Films and TV for over 100 years. In that time, we have achieved some extraordinary success from our cutting-edge facilities, including Oscar-winning sound work on Bohemian Rhapsody just last year amongst many others. We now want to build on that success while reimagining ourselves as more a part of the local community here in St Margarets.



$300 Million UK Studio Project Gets Planning Permission

The Ashford International Film Studios — from a newly-established U.K. studios investment fund — will be built on the site of a former railway works, and include four TV and film studios.

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23.04.2020  -  PRESS  -  ITV NEWS

Multimillion pound film studio development in Ashford given the go ahead

Investors are continuing to pour millions of pounds into developing new UK studio space, betting that the country’s film and TV production boom will continue despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

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24.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  BBC RADIO KENT

Jeremy Rainbird talks about plans for Ashford Film Studios on BBC Radio Kent

Jeremy Rainbird talks to Dominic King on BBC Radio Kent about The Creative District Improvement Company's plans to develop the derelict Newtown Railway Works in Ashford into a Film and TV Studio.



U.K. Studios Fund to Invest in $290 Million Complex Outside London

With the U.K.'s film and TV production in lockdown amid the new coronavirus epidemic, a major new studio facility is hoping to be up and running by the time it kickstarts again. Amid the ongoing crisis related to the new coronavirus that has shut down most film and TV production across the U.K., a proposed new studio facility aimed at capitalizing on the recent British production boom is set to receive 250 million pounds ($290 million) of funding.  


22.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  THE GUARDIAN

Hollywood-style studio in Kent moves step closer despite UK shutdown

A new Hollywood-style production studio planned for Ashford in Kent has come a step closer after securing £250m in funding, as its backers aim to capitalise on the Netflix-led boom in TV and film production.


02.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  BROADCAST

British Film Studios Secure £500M Funding

The Creative District Improvement Company (TCDI) and subsidiary operating company, Time + Space Studios, are to invest £500 million in a network of film studios across the UK.


02.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  SCREEN DAILY

UK investors launch £500m UK studio fund, acquire Twickenham Studios

UK TV and advertising executives and property developers Piers Read and Jeremy Rainbird are leading a new fund which aims to invest £500m into the UK studio sector.



$640 Million U.K. Studios Fund Launches, Acquires London's Twickenham

The new fund aims to invest in a network of studios across the U.K. where production spend last year hit an all-time high.


02.03.2020  -  PRESS  -  THE TELEGRAPH

Inbetweeners producer secures £500m funding for Twickenham studios

The producer of the Inbetweeners and a top London advertising tycoon have secured £500m in institutional investment for a network of film studios across the UK to meet the industry’s growing demand for studio space.


20.11.2019  -  PRESS  -  THE GUARDIAN

Rainbird, Read buy Twickenham, plan £500m studios network

Prefered bidder for site shelved plan due to Brexit but rival still keen as studio demand booms. Stalled plans to build a Hollywood-style studio in Dagenham East have been thrown a lifeline, with a backer offering £179m to get the first new TV and film studio built in London in 25 years.

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14.03.2019  -  PRESS  -  KENT ONLINE

Netflix set to move into TV and film studios on Ashford railway works site

Video streaming giant Netflix is set to make new film and TV studios in Ashford its UK base, KentOnline understands.  Mark Quinn of Quinn Estates is hoping to transform derelict engine sheds on the former railway works in Newtown Road into seven state-of-the-art studios.