Development and regeneration in Barking and Dagenham

UPDATE: Studio partners comment on bid win

By Natalie Vincent - Fri 23 March 2018, 4:39 pm

The winning partners of a bid to build the largest film studio complex in London for decades have spoken about their appointment.

The joint venture partnership between US-based studio operator Pacifica Ventures and private equity investment fund Media Content Capital (MCC) will see a nine-hectare site in Dagenham transformed into high-tech film-making facilities.

The announcement was made by Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell at the launch of regeneration magazine BOLD on 22 March, at Londoneast-UK business park, following a two-month bidding tender process held by the council’s wholly owned regeneration company, Be First.

"We are thrilled to partner with Be First in the creation of a world-class film and television production complex that will become the pride of Dagenham and Greater London," said Dana Arnold, CEO of Pacifica Ventures.

Sasha Shapiro, managing director of MCC, added: "We are excited to be making our London production home at the brand-new Dagenham Studios."

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