Studio and Build Space
A number of studio options have now been established in South Wales (main ones listed below) as well as a variety of large, disused industrial sites throughout Wales that can be adapted for use as build space. For further information on these spaces or indeed any other aspects of filming in Wales contact:
Wales Screen — South Office
(t): +44 (0) 7816 452096
Wolf Studios Wales, Cardiff
A new state-of-the-art facility near the centre of Cardiff with 5 stages from 14,000 sq ft to 50,000 sq ft with heights from 30ft-58ft.
Currently home to Bad Wolf (the production company set up by Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter) for their slate of HETV dramas. Some stage space might be available for other productions.
Seren Stiwdio Wales, Cardiff (former Pinewood Studio Wales)
The building includes 4 stages - 2 x 20,000 sq ft, 1 x 18,000 sq ft and 1 x 16,000 sq ft, plus workshops and prop storage. There is ample production office accommodation and parking, plus on-site tenants include Movietech Cymru, Facilities by ADF (production vehicles), Lubas Medical, Oh So Small (short and tall actors agency), Alpha Grip and Real SFX.
Dragon Studios, nr Bridgend
Dragon Film Studios is a complex of film and television studios at Llanilid about 5 miles from Bridgend, 14 miles (23 kilometres) from Cardiff.
The complex has 4 stages, ranging between 10,000 square feet and one of 20,000 square feet in size. Each stage has a large concrete apron and clear height to eaves of 10.30 metres (33.8 ft). The stages sit on a large site with car parking and a surfaced back lot of roughly 5 acres (2.0 ha). Each stage has a 2-storey office block attached.
Alternative Build Spaces
Wales also has an industrial heritage that can supply an array of build space of old factories and industrial sites.
Bay Studios is a former car parts factory on the outskirts of Swansea, offering a 265,000 sq ft site where TV dramas such as Da Vinci's Demons and The Collection have filmed in recent years.
DRESD in the Vale of Glamorgan offers an aircraft hangar with four spacious filming, utility and workshop spaces. A total of 49,000 sq ft of indoor space as well as a further 144,000 sq ft of outdoor filming areas are available, catering to a variety of productions.
The Welsh Government's Property Database is a free service where you can search for commercial land and property, available for sale and rent throughout Wales.
For further information on alternative build spaces available throughout Wales contact Wales Screen directly.