Edinburgh Caledonia Film Studios

£200 million state-of-the-art film studio complex to expand Scotland’s creative industries.

Edinburgh presents a new opportunity to develop and transform the Salter’s Business Park (Buccleuch Estates development) on the edge of city next to the city bypass in Midlothian, and will comprise film and HETV production space and associated ancillary facilities.

Edinburgh Caledonia Film Studios (ECFS) Ltd is seeking partners to create an international film studio, including film stages, a media studies academy, backlots and post-production spaces, to cement Scotland’s reputation as a creative hub.

There is already occupier demand from industry leaders, ensuring potential of strong returns for investors.

80,000 sq m development across 34 hectares

12 sound stages

creating potentially 2,500+ jobs

Located 6km

from Edinburgh city centre

£200m investment sought

with all forms of investment considered

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ECFS have secured this 34-hectare site at Salters Road (just south of the Edinburgh by-pass on the A68 on a conditional missive, subject to the grant of planning consent for a Film Studio Complex and associated development.

The site is allocated in the Midlothian Local Development Plan (LDP 2017 policies e14 and Ec2) which supports development of employment uses (classes 4, 5 and 6). The Local Planning Authority has given a favourable indication that the Film Studio development would be considered positively within these policies.

The project proposals and development are to include:

  • 20,000 sq m of sound stage floor space
  • 20,000 sq m of workshops and facilities floor space
  • 23,000 sq m of ancillary offices
  • 12 state-of-the-art sound stages
  • Commissary building
  • Pre and post-production offices
  • 2-hectare backlot
  • Film Academy and student residential accommodation 

In an alliance with Edinburgh Napier University, the leading Scottish academic institution in this field, ECFS will be providing a dedicated Film Academy Campus and associated student housing accommodation.

Investment opportunities

ECFS are seeking funding partners to provide funds to carry out the initial site works and fund construction of the individual elements of the development as outlined above.

All funding options will be given consideration in discussions - including development funding, equity or co-investment or a range of other partner funding mechanisms.

More on the Edinburgh Caledonia Film Studios website

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