Designshave been revealed as part of a new plan to turn a former factory site into ‘London’s Hollywood’.

Dagenham Council’s regeneration organisation Be First has submitted the plans, which would see a former factory site in the London borough converted into a new film studio complex. Both Be First and Dagenham councils will be discussing these plans- and the overall regeneration of the area at the upcoming Thames Estuary event

The site would comprise six large sound stages totalling 140,000 sq ft, as well as 85,200 sq ft of offices and 174,500 sq ft of workshops.

Cllr, Darren Rodwell, leader of Barking and Dagenham Council, commented: “This is a crucial stage in our ambition to make Dagenham London’s Hollywood.”

“Our dream of making the area as famous for films as it was for Fords is very much on track. The new studios will be a game-changer in bringing thousands of jobs to Dagenham.

“Dagenham is already becoming known as a new hotspot for digital and knowledge-based industries with a huge data centre under construction and the UCL PEARL research centre set to be built just a stone’s throw away from the studios’ site. It’s another sign that Dagenham’s star is rising.”

Adrian Wootton OBE, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, added: “The UK screen industries are enjoying an exceptional boom time and it is crucial that we capitalise on this by continuing to develop our world-class infrastructure and provide access to as much purpose built studio space as we possibly can.

“I am therefore delighted to see the Dagenham studios proposals moving forward so positively with such ambitious and cutting-edge designs that will further bolster London’s studio offer.”