The race to find the operator for London’s largest film studios in 25 years is officially underway.
Be First, Barking and Dagenham Council’s regeneration company, announced the official tender exercise today.

Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, said: “We want a visionary partner to help us make the Made in Dagenham film studios fact not fiction.”

Following a good response to the expressions of interest stage which ran recently, Be First is now inviting formal tenders by the 16 March.

The operator will be charged with running the 20-acre site to compete with major international studios and provide desperately needed studio space in the capital.

Cllr Rodwell said: “We want these studios to be on a scale Steven Spielberg can be proud of, but more importantly we want them to benefit local people.

“The studios, from construction right through to when they’re running, will provide thousands of jobs for our residents in all manner of trades and generate £35 million for the local economy.

“The winner of the bid doesn’t necessarily have to be big but needs to think big.”

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