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WSP celebrates green light for Scotland's first purpose-built film & TV studio

12 January – WSP in Edinburgh has been instrumental in helping client, PSL Land Ltd, achieve planning permission in principle for Scotland’s first purpose-built film and TV studio, which was formally granted by Scottish ministers on 21st December 2017.

 

The multi-million budget studio will be based near Straiton, outside Edinburgh. 

WSP was appointed in 2014 to assist in the planning of the world-class film and TV studio. As the project progresses onto the next stage, the team in Edinburgh will continue to support on the civil and structural, environmental and geotechnical areas of the project.

PSL Land Ltd is now working towards securing planning in detail.

David Campbell, Technical Director at WSP said: “We are delighted that the scheme has been granted planning permission from the Scottish Government. It’s truly a unique project and we’ve enjoyed helping Pentland Studios in the planning process. We now look forward to start working on the next stage.”

Director of Development for PSL, Jim O’Donnell said: ‘We are extremely pleased to have reached this major milestone in the studio complex’s journey, after a considerable period of time and work to date. We particularly want to thank those including WSP who have supported the project throughout the past three years, and we look forward to reaching the next milestone as soon as possible.’

The consultancy is currently working on a number of high profile schemes across Scotland including Wavegarden Scotland, the country’s first in-land surfing lagoon based in Edinburgh, and most recently helped restore Lews Castle to its former glory.

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For media enquiries please contact Amelie Barrau on 07469 402 484 or amelie.barrau@wsp.com 

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