Littlewoods Film & Television Studios
Littlewoods Film & Television Studios
Historic Art Deco Liverpool Building
£60 million redevelopment
260,0000 sq ft commercial office space
Home to two high-specification sound stages
The Liverpool Festival Gardens site, which lies just 3 miles to the south of the city centre, is split into three distinct zones:
Development Zone – 28 acres incorporating the former ‘Pleasure Island’ dome, plaza and waterfront bund
The Gardens – 25 acres of Oriental Gardens set around a sizeable landscaped mound with large surface car park remaining from Festival Gardens
Southern Grasslands – 37 acres of former Festival Gardens land that has self-seeded
The Development Zone, part of which was a former landfill site, once formed part of the International Garden Festival celebrations launched by Queen Elizabeth II in 1984.
Liverpool’s long established creative and games sector skill base has supported the expansion of creative content makers with more than 144+ creative content companies already based across the city region of which 70% are based in Liverpool.
As technologies develop using games engines in visual effects there are more creative possibilities in film and TV production. This will support an economic cluster of creators, producers and innovators to this area. There is circa. 175,000 sq ft of commercial space available to let.
In December 2023, developers Capital and Centric commenced remediation of the site, beginning a comprehensive strip out of the buildings and securing their structural integrity, preparing them for repurposing and restoration.
This first phase of work – expected to run until summer 2023 – will pave the way for main contractors to move in, with two new 20,000sq.ft studios for big budget productions the first to be constructed on the neighbouring land.
The existing building features three distinct sections – the east and west wing, which are separated by the Hangar, a 1960s addition. Our proposals incorporate the existing building as well as the neighbouring land, with the Littlewoods Project set to feature:
Two new build 20,000 sq.ft studios, providing space for indoor sound stages for big budget productions | A screening and performance space with an existing hanger to feature five cinema screens, a performance space and a foodhall | Space in the West Wing for uses such as offices for creative businesses. | Workspaces in the East Wing, as well as workshops and studio support facilities. | Reinstating of the clock on the iconic tower. | A lush, green courtyard and landscaped areas
Latest Littlewoods Film Studios news
LIVERPOOL FILM OFFICE KICKSTARTS 35TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS WITH BUSIEST YEAR TO DATE
Liverpool Film Office has had its busiest year to date with a whopping 301 film and TV productions choosing the Liverpool City Region as the place to shoot their stories for the screen. Looking back at this showstopping year, the Film Office has: Hosted 301 productions, consisting of 1,933 film days Boosted the local economy […]
NEW DETAILS UNVEILED FOR £70M LITTLEWOODS BUILDING TRANSFORMATION
The team behind £70m plans to transform the iconic Littlewoods building in Liverpool into a film and TV complex have unveiled new details about the scheme. The business is also set to launch a film and food festival at the site, to celebrate the city’s role in international production.
Liverpool Film Studios ‘The Depot’ celebrates first birthday with major new production announcement
It’s been one year since filming in Liverpool was given a huge boost with the opening of the city’s very own film studios.
Liverpool sets scene for £70 million “game-changing” Film and TV studios at iconic site
Liverpool City Council has set out the next steps to deliver one of the UK’s biggest TV and Film complexes.
The stage is set for new Liverpool City Region Film Studios – Development poised to create more than 1,000 jobs
Liverpool’s status as the “Hollywood of the North” has taken a step closer as its new film and high-end TV drama studios open for business on Monday (4 October).
Liverpool submits plans for first pop-up film studios
A planning application has been submitted to create purpose built film and high-end TV stages in Liverpool as part of a strategy to bolster the city’s position as one of Europe’s premier film and TV hubs.
Liverpool City Region’s Littlewoods Film and TV Studios Agrees Major Deal
One of the North West’s largest commercial deals of the year has been struck at the £54m Littlewoods Film and TV Studios project.