Hollywood has officially arrived in Didcot, Oxfordshire, as a state-of-the-art film and TV studio is set to open in the spring[i]. Media company Rebellion, famed for its raft of British comic characters including Judge Dredd and Billy Bunter, plan to convert the former printworks into stages, studios and production offices, creating a proposed 500 new jobs over the next couple of years[ii]. Propelled into the spotlight, Bellway Homes’ development Brunswick Green is just a short distance from the new studio, which is set to be an exciting addition to the global film and television industry.
A collection of detached and semi-detached 3, 4 and 5-bedroom high specification new homes, Brunswick Green is ideal for those looking to benefit from the nearby studios. Available with Help to Buy, the properties are finished to a high-quality specification, featuring generous living spaces, elegant fitted kitchens, sleek bathrooms and impressive bedrooms.
Steve Garton, Sales Director at Bellway Thames Valley comments: “The new studios offer exciting opportunities to the Didcot area and income to local businesses. Setting the scene for a wonderful lifestyle, Didcot dwellers enjoy a tempting array of independent and high street retailers as well as a plethora of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Bellway is pleased to offer this excellent development, in close proximity to the studios, making it a perfect home for potential future filmmakers.”
Whilst Didcot Parkway rail station provides easy access to London, the M4, M40 and A45 also offer convenient routes to many other popular destinations. Oxford, just a 25-minute journey away, offers an abundance of shopping options and further dining out choices and cultural sights. Parents of young children will have their choice of top primary schools and older children are also well-catered for by several popular high schools in the area, while those pursuing further study will enjoy close proximity to the world-renowned Oxford University.
With two big projects already announced, a Judge Dredd TV show and a Rogue Trooper film, directed by Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie, the studio hopes to bring international projects to the UK, offering easy access from London and more opportunities to people within the Oxfordshire region.
Prices at Brunswick Green start from £320,000 to £440,000. To find out more and to register your interest, visit www.bellway.co.uk or call 0118 933 8032.