Globally iconic Bray Studios is set for significant expansion following a resolution to grant planning permission secured by our Reading office this week.

Located near Windsor, the world-renowned Studios was established in 1951 as the home of Hammer Films. Production of horror classics such as ‘The Curse of Frankenstein,’ ‘Dracula’ and ‘The Mummy’ all took place at Bray Film Studios, along with the cult classic, ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’.

After a period of decline, the Studios saw a resurgence, with recent productions including Elton John’s Academy award-winning biopic, ‘Rocketman’, ‘Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again’ and the BBC’s ‘Dracula’. Right now, the Studios are being utilised by Amazon Studios to film a major international TV series.

The proposals for Bray Studios involve a total of nine sound stages, workshops, production support facilities, rehearsal building and back lot, creation of a major new filming campus.

Oliver Bell, Director, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to work on this project as part of a collaborative process with the Council, helping breathe new life into the iconic Bray Studios and delivering substantial economic benefits for the Royal Borough and wider region. Government policies are committed to supporting film and high-end television as industries with the potential to drive significant growth in the UK.

“This, combined with an existing shortfall in available production space and an ever-increasing demand for new content has meant that Nexus is working on a growing number of new film studio and production support space projects across the South East of England. We now look forward to helping ensure the timely delivery of this exceptional scheme.”