Plans for the £25 million studio were approved at the council’s Development Management Committee today (July 6).
Councillors granted permission for the building of 11,148 sqm of business, general industry and storage and distribution which will be used for film,studio, and stage developments.
The site is on the eastern edge of the Pyramids Business Park, where two film studios are already operating. These have been used for the filming of T2 Trainspotting by Sony, Outlaw King by Netflix and Shetland by ITV. The BBC also filmed the second series of Good Omens at the site.
Leader of West Lothian Council, Lawrence Fitzpatrick: “The market for film and TV production has significantly increased and the demand for suitable production space has also increased. The creative film and TV industry is growing and there is the potential for this to become a significant industry for Scotland. This proposal has to be viewed as an important opportunity for West Lothian.”
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