Film Studios

Wycombe Film Studios

TPA acted as the Architect and master planner for the project. The scheme will result in 295,000 sqft of studio space.
TP Architects acted as the Architect and master planner for the project. The scheme will result in 295,000 sqft of studio space, support 1,200 jobs, and generate an estimated £305m economic output (GVA).

We have been heavily involved in this project since prior to our client acquiring the land. We began by preparing the initial concept for the site and assisted them to create video and 2d brochure bids for the land, going beyond the remit of a traditional Architect.

The Film Studios provides an exciting opportunity for Wycombe, as well as the Thames Valley and we enjoyed having such an active role in developing the proposal. Sustainability and community involvement has been at the heart of our client’s ethos, and during this timeframe, we have taken a key role in engaging with the local community, alongside the client.

Our client’s sound stages are prefabricated demountable structures which are sustainable by their reusable nature. We have reviewed ways to further reduce the carbon footprint of the stages through sourcing alternative materials, enhanced fabric performance and energy recycling, onsite energy generation wherever possible and water recycling.

We have even reviewed ways to eliminate concrete in the foundations so at the end of the stage’s lifecycle they can be fully removed from the site and recycled. Inspired by the stages, we tried to minimise on-site construction waste wherever possible by designing in modularity and prefabrication to the supporting buildings.

We have assisted the client with the early delivery of one sound stage and have been asked to oversee the completion of the full project. Once the project is complete, it will be a sustainable high-end boutique film studio which will further bolster the Thames Valleys’ offering.

Client: Wycombe Film Studios

Year: 2023

Status: Ongoing

Testimonial

“We have worked with TPA for several years now, on various projects including Winnersh Film Studios and Wycombe Film Studios. We liaise with Ed and Natasha, who are extremely talented architects. They listen carefully and bring our ideas to life with clever design and creative solutions that are sympathetic to the environment of our studio locations.”

Stage Fifty | James Enright CEO

‘I have worked alongside TP Architects since 2020, when they began assisting my client, Stage Fifty, on their various film studio projects. They had the foresight to enter into this growing sector and have managed to adapt to it’s uniqueness. As a result, they have been great to work with, they are hard-working and creative, and they always go above and beyond to ensure the projects:

NEIL SEAGER, PARTNER, HASLAMS
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