Iconic film company Disney have been confirmed as the first clients to use the brand-new Shinfield Studios in 2022.

Having received full planning permission from Wokingham Borough Council, construction can now go ahead for a state-of-the-art studio facility, which will comprise 18 sound stages.

It is currently ready for operation, with four sound stages already prepared.

Alongside the four sound stages already constructed, a further nine are due to open in 2023, with completion of the entire 18 stage facility by the end of 2024.

The 85,000 square metre site will be situated in Thames Valley Science Park, making it one of the UK’s largest film studios.

On top of the 18 studios, the site is expected to contain a contemporary office environment and a post-production screening facility.

Built with the environment in mind, the site will not be using any natural gas and will adopt the use of solar panels

Once complete, Shinfield Studios expect to generate approximately £600 million each year toward the UK economy.

Joint Managing Director of Shinfield Studios, Nick Smith, said: “We are incredibly excited about the potential for Shinfield Studios, both as a significant contributor to the thriving UK film and TV industry and for its already proven ability to attract the world’s foremost story tellers and producers.

“Our goal has been to move rapidly to support our clients who need to secure space from next year. 

“Completing the first four sound stages already has enabled us to get up and running quickly and deliver a state-of-the-art studio space to meet Disney’s needs.”

Fellow Joint Managing Director of Shinfield Studios, Ian Johnson, added: “It’s well documented that there is an ever-growing demand for studio space in the UK and we’re thrilled to be able to take advantage of this and create a world class home for the film and TV community within Berkshire.

“Wokingham Borough Council and the community of Shinfield have been incredibly supportive of this vision and we look forward to contributing to the employment and cultural opportunities in the local area.”