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Twickenham Film Studios

Project: Twickenham Film Studios

Project facts

Client: General Projects
Location: Twickenham, London
Size: 2000m²

Project description

Twickenham Film Studios came to us with an exciting brief to collaborate with them on an ambitious restoration project for their creative campus in southwest London. It was recently purchased by General Projects. The campus combines world-class TV and film production studios and editing facilities with social areas and workspace. We love working with existing buildings – carefully stripping back layers of construction, repairing the building fabric and inserting new elements.

TFS is a multi award-winning facility operated by Time+Space. It was established in 1913 and has a fascinating history. Some of the most iconic films of the 20th Century were shot or mixed there, including the Italian Job and Blade Runner.

Our design for the workspaces does not follow the globally familiar co-work aesthetic but instead uses materials and colours often associated with the magic of film making.

We are working with London Structures Lab Engineers to expose and retain as much of the original concrete frames as possible and to keep waste to a minimum. All the materials proposed are recycled, recyclable and have low embodied carbon.

Tim Gee, Development Director for Time and Space Studios said ‘At our Twickenham Studios campus we have a collection of mismatched buildings built throughout the generations and we approached Studioshaw on the basis of unifying the campus and introducing our new brand. Mark and his team are working hand in hand with our team on delivering a cohesive and brand appropriate wholescale refurbishment of the our entire campus, from the sound stages, the post production facilities, through to the repositioning of one our buildings into a flexible workspace operation.  The result of this collaboration will be a new, more modern and cohesive look and feel that marries the buildings together, and best represents the Twickenham Studios Brand for the next 25 years’.

Project images

The cafe, bar and ticket office on the ground floor. The new glazed doors open out onto the public realm.
The rooftop bar and eatery. The green marble bar references iconic TV and Film 'Green Rooms'.
The ground floor cinema will be open to the public for film and events as well as being used as a screening room for the studios.
An external view of the refurbished block. The existing windows are sprayed black to match the film studio branding. The proposed public realm includes a new floor finish, planting and outdoor furniture.