New €125m Dublin film studio ‘likely to put pressure on Wicklow’s Ardmore and Ashford’
The new €125m film studio announced for south county Dublin yesterday is likely to put pressure on Wicklow’s Ardmore and Ashford studios, sources in the industry have told WicklowNow.ie.
South Dublin County Council has agreed to sell 48 acres of land at Grange Castle Business Park for €26.4m to Lens Media which has said it plans to to invest an initial €125m into the site.
Lens said it wants to build 12 state-of-the-art sound stages, 100,000 square foot of workshop space and 100,000 square foot of office space, which would be greater than both Ardmore and Ashford combined.
The construction will create up to 1,500 jobs, while the finished facility could employ 1,800 people directly.
A spokesperson for Lens Media said the new media park would be a “world-class facility” that will “help propel Ireland into a major world-class player in the screen creative industries”.