While Longcross might seem like Surrey’s best kept secret, it’s actually well known in the movie business. Home to Longcross Film Studios since 2006, it’s played host to A-list Hollywood stars such as Daniel Craig and George Clooney, and renowned directors such as Sam Mendes and Alphonso Cuaron. It’s also home to a thriving community of hundreds of film-industry professionals.
The list of productions made at the studios is blockbusting in itself: the James Bond movie Skyfall, Stephen Spielberg’s Warhorse, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Paul Greenglass’s Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks – the list goes on.
The movie business is ultra-competitive. So what is it about Longcross that has helped the studios stand out from the crowd?
Space is a big factor. It’s unusual for an entire film to be made at a single location, but with four main stages, 200 acres of backlot and an ex-MOD test track, such a feat is possible at Longcross.
Longcross Studios’ flexibility is another key benefit, allowing directors to modify the facilities to meet their needs. Proximity to London and its main airports makes the location attractive for cast and crew – and with celebrity haven Virginia Water just a few minutes away, the stars can even stay with friends!
THE DEVELOPMENT IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE PHASES. THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS NOW COMPLETE; PHASE ONE RESIDENTIAL IS UNDERWAY AND WILL INCLUDE LANDMARK FEATURES SUCH AS THE DISCOVERY BUILDING.
850,000 SQ FT OF HIGH-QUALITY HQ OFFICE SPACE CONFIGURED TO YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS, LEISURE FACILITIES, GREAT TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS AND 200 QUALITY HOMES.
First impressions count. For those arriving by car, the impressive new entrance on Chobham Lane will confirm Longcross Park as a worthy international business HQ.
Longcross Park is served by its very own railway station, with trains to London and Reading running every half hour.
Longcross will be more than a business park, it will be a real neighbourhood complete with cafes, restaurants, a gym, creche and convenience store.
Providing a focal point for the whole community, this landmark building will house a coffee shop, delicatessen and studio space.
There will be one space for every 270 sq ft of net office floor space, which equates to approximately 330 spaces for a 90,000 sq ft building.
Cutting edge technologies, including photovoltaic panels, solar water heating and rainwater harvesting will create savings and reduce environmental impacts.