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Work underway on new £20m film studio at the North Foreshore

Published 24/07/2016

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General views of North Foreshore Film Studios in Belfast as building work gets underway on the £10m studios in the Harbour area on July 24 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph General views of North Foreshore Film Studios in Belfast as building work gets underway on the £10m studios in the Harbour area on July 24 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph General views of North Foreshore Film Studios in Belfast as building work gets underway on the £10m studios in the Harbour area on July 24 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )
Picture - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph General views of North Foreshore Film Studios in Belfast as building work gets underway on the £10m studios in the Harbour area on July 24 2016 ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph )

Work is underway on a new film studio in Belfast as these photographs taken from Cavehill show.

The North Foreshore Film Studios are expected to create up to 200 jobs during construction.

The project is being overseen by Belfast Harbour, covering around seven acres on the soon-to-be redeveloped Giant's Park, a 340-acre former landfill site.

Lights, camera, action: work begins on £20m film studio as major productions flock to Northern Ireland

Planning permission was obtained in February, and the complex is due to be completed next year.

Newry company O'Hare & McGovern won the contract to build the two film studios and a sound stage, along with workshops and production space.

Northern Ireland's credentials in the TV and film business have risen steadily in recent years.

Dark fantasy epic Game of Thrones continues to be part-filmed here, while other productions shot at the existing studios include Your Highness and 2007's City of Ember, starring Bill Murray.

An artist’s impression of the planned North Foreshore Film Studios, a £19m complex covering around seven acres on a former landfill site
An artist’s impression of the planned North Foreshore Film Studios, a £19m complex covering around seven acres on a former landfill site
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