BBC Studioworks is to operate a new TV studio at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall Film & Broadcast Hub.
The £11.9 million, 10,500 sq ft studio is due to open in Autumn 2022 and will house a ‘wide array’ of entertainment shows across multiple genres.
Glasgow City Council, which is co-funding the build alongside the Scottish Government, said the facility will become the Scottish hub for ‘major’ TV broadcasters and production firms to help meet the ‘growing demand’ for TV shows in Scotland.
The studio facility will be multi-camera, offering state-of-the-art gallery suites and ancillary areas including dressing rooms, a green room and offices to meet production needs. It will use 100% renewable energy.
The council added that studio space and post-production services will also be supplied to the likes of the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4 and Netflix.
As well as fuelling the growth of the sector, the local authority said that the facility is expected to create and maintain new and existing local jobs in the industry and support the development of a skilled and diverse Scottish workforce.
Councillor Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council, said, “Today’s announcement that BBC Studioworks will be the tenant operator of the Kelvin Hall is fantastic news for the city. BBC Studioworks will draw on their wealth of experience in the industry to develop Kelvin Hall as an important and attractive film and television location, continuing Glasgow’s rise in this sector.
“The Kelvin Hall will be a nationally significant production facility that will enable productions and jobs to stay and grow in the city, further driving the development of our thriving creative industries, and adding to Glasgow’s economic growth.”