News

Major film studios launched in Brimsdown

Enfield borough continues to grow its reputation as a hub for London’s film industry, reports James Cracknell

London Film Studios, Brimsdown
London Film Studios, Brimsdown

A major film studios complex has been launched in Enfield – the fourth to open in the borough since 2020.

London Film Studios (LFS), where a number of music videos and TV adverts have already been filmed, overlooks the River Lea and is being supported by a business loan fund designed to “power industrial growth” in the Lea Valley.

The “high tech” Brimsdown complex features five fully-stocked stages, with additional units opening in 2023. It is owned by Danny Hayward, co-founder of SHL London, a film services company supplying lighting and power equipment to the film industry.

Danny said: “London Film Studios was an obvious and natural extension of the SHL brand and I am proud of the truly unique space we have created.

“It’s an exciting time for the film and television industry and there has never been a better time to introduce LFS to the market.

We need your help! We are looking for people in Enfield who can help support us to produce more high-quality local journalism in Enfield Dispatch. We have *no* shareholders; we have *no* wealthy backers; we are run by a small but dedicated team as part of a not-for-profit community interest company; we hold local authority to account, expose scandals, highlight inequality, promote good causes, and provide people a platform to highlight what matters to them; every penny of income from Enfield Dispatch helps us deliver more journalism in Enfield; the paper costs nearly £6,000 per month to produce and distribute, but monthly income is under £5,000 currently; we currently have 120 supporters who contribute around 12% of our income, but we need more! Can you help us? Our membership scheme has many different options, starting from £3 per month, depending on your ability to contribute. Rewards include having a copy of the paper posted to you every month. Local businesses and charities can also sign up and, from as little as £10 per month, access discounts on advertising. Find out more at: enfielddispatch.co.uk/join

“Ultimately, we believed that SHL Studios could do better and London Film Studios is the result of that ambition.”


This story is published by Enfield Dispatch, Enfield's free monthly newspaper and free news website. We are a not-for-profit publication, published by a small social enterprise. We have no rich backers and rely on the support of our readers. Donate or become a supporter.


LFS has been helped by Productive Valley Fund, a business development fund backed by Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest councils. The £2.7m fund offers a package of financial business support, including help with finding premises, business planning and financial advice, and help with recruitment.

London Film Studios follows the opening of two sites in Enfield Lock in 2020 and 2021 – OMA Film Studios and OMA:X Film Studios – which are run by Location Collective, and a site at Meridian Water called Troubadour Meridian Water Studios, which was opened in 2021 by Troubadour Theatres.

Last year Helena Mackenzie, head of inward investment and business development at Film London, described Enfield as “a new jewel in our crown and a great example of the bond between industry and London infrastructure”.

For more information about London Film Studios:
Visi
t londonfilmstudios.com


We know times are hard

If you are struggling to make ends meet, we are keeping Enfield Dispatch free because of you. We know that many people cannot afford to pay for local news, so this website and our print paper will always be free. If you can afford to, and value what we do, a small monthly, yearly or one-off contribution can support us to keep providing quality journalism for Enfield to our community for free.

Monthly direct debit 

Annual direct debit

£5 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else, £10 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else and a print copy posted to them each month. £50 annual supporters get a digital copy of each month's paper before anyone else.  

Donate now with Pay Pal

More information on supporting us monthly or yearly 

More Information about donations