Urban Design and the Film and Television Industry

Wednesday 30 November 2022 - 12:30 to 13:30



Rob Thompson


Bruce Calton, Director, Scott Brownrigg

Lucy Fineberg, Senior Urban Designer, Scott Brownrigg

Hear about the design and masterplanning of a major new film and tv studio campus being built on the site of what was at one time the largest brickworks in the world, just to the south-west of Bedford. What will emerge is a comprehensive facility that unites efficient operation with placemaking, creating an attractive environment for 1400 permanent employees.

This event will provide inspiration for anyone masterplanning manufacturing sites, innovation districts, productive ecosystem.


Key features

  • Land reclamation and restoration
  • Water management and habitat management
  • Design of facilities including
  • Design for health and wellbeing of staff
  • Education hub
  • Providing some public access around what has to be a secure site during filming
  • Noise mitigation and acoustic screening (a railway adjoins the site)
  • Transport - electric bus + new railway station as part of the wider development of the area.

All welcome - professionals - public - politicians - FREE