Picture architecture that recalls the streamlined ‘oceanliner’ aesthetic of the 1930s, moored up alongside Ealing’s famous sound stages. Think long facades of glass wrapped around curving corners, smooth white walls and fine metal detailing.
Step inside the central courtyard and you’re walking in the footsteps of cinema royalty, past and present: Maggie Smith, Alec Guinness, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Idris Elba, Eddie Redmayne, Bradley Cooper, Samuel L Jackson... it’s a place to see and be seen.
The arrival court extends seamlessly through a soaring glazed screen to an impressive and dynamic atrium space. From here you might head for the fine dining café for some shrewd networking or veer off into double-height workshops, production spaces and light, bright flexible workspaces. Around 82,000 sq ft of new office and workshop space will complete Ealing’s transformation into an engine room of creative talent.
Ultimately, the development will be a rich ecosystem of large and small companies working in different but related media businesses with a shared passion for innovation and creativity.