Town hall to announce winning bidder for Dagenham film studios

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 October 2020

An artist's rendition of the film studios planned for Dagenham East. Picture: Be First

An artist's rendition of the film studios planned for Dagenham East. Picture: Be First


The winning bidder to own and operate Dagenham’s Hollywood-style film studios is to be announced next week.

Council leader Cllr Darren Rodwell is expected to announce which firm will take on the Made in Dagenham film and TV studios at a virtual event at 10am on Tuesday, November 3.

Members of the public are invited to submit questions about the scheme to a panel which includes the chief executive of the successful company, mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Adrian Wootton from the British Film Commission and Cllr Rodwell.

You may also want to watch:

Questions can be submitted in advance on the council website at

A 250-year leasehold sale was given the green light by Barking and Dagenham Council cabinet members on October 20 on the condition the operator builds and manages the studios.

In the meeting, members were told the council wanted to attract “high class talent and huge players in the market”.

Cllr Rodwell said at the time: “This decision is a big step forward on our journey to make Dagenham London’s Hollywood.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Barking and Dagenham Post. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Barking and Dagenham Post