Overview.

In 2021, Curo Construction secured the initial phase of the 340,000sq ft landmark development for Shinfield Studios, which was intended to match the biggest and best facilities in the UK film industry.

Over an 8-month period, the greenfield site was transformed into a state-of-the-art complex consisting of 4 film studios, 4 workshops, site-wide infrastructure, and landscaping. The project was fast-paced from the get-go to meet the Shinfield Studios handover date and allow set building and production to start. Curo Construction worked tirelessly with the design team and specialist subcontractors to complete the design, secure materials, and meet key phase milestones for the project, including frame construction and cladding commencement.

There was a large-scale civils element at the beginning of the project to install the substantial underground surface water attenuation system and the foundations for the buildings. At its peak, the team was averaging 250 lorry movements per day. Multiple crane lifts were used to construct the studio steel frame and cladding, with an innovative winching system being utilized to install the high-level lighting gantry from the ground.

This project was the first phase of a wider scheme for Shinfield Studios, which would ultimately be known as Cine Valley.

Client

Scott Brownrigg

Sector

Commercial New Build | Film Studio | Industrial & Data Centre

Contract Type

JCT Design & Build

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