Greystones Media Campus Limited has submitted a planning application to develop a multi-studio, state-of-the-art film/TV and media campus / film production facility on an 18-hectare IDA Ireland site at Killincarrig in Greystones.
The planned studio is backed by the state-owned Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Capwell — a subsidiary of construction company Sisk — and film producer Conor Harrington of Trinity Film and Media.
Its promoters say that if the scheme is approved by Wicklow County Council, the 50-acre development could deliver 1,500 jobs in the sector. There would be a further 580 jobs created during the construction phase.
Alongside Ardmore and Ashford studios, the proposed facility would become the third film and television production campus in Ireland, .
The application proposes studios, offices and ancillary production buildings in a landscaped setting, which will more than double the available stage capacity available to film, TV and media crews in Ireland.
The development will consist of 73.511sqm of film studio media campus floor space, made up of 15 buildings of varying height and gross internal floor area, with a maximum height of 17.5m and maximum individual gross internal floor area of 8882m2. The buildings will include film studio sound stages, production facilities, workshops and ancillary accommodation on a site of 18.53 hectares, and all associated ancillary structures.