Having been bought over in 2018 by Olcott Entertainment, Bray’s Ardmore Studios is about to undergo a major extension.
With its current largest studio standing at less than 2,000 sq meters, and the tallest reaching two storeys, the new development will result in a new film studio and a five-storey support building.
The new studio will boast a stage area of 2,017 sq meters, whilst the five-storey building will comprise of stores and props, waiting areas, changing areas, hair and make-up areas, production office, admin areas and loading areas.
Together, the two new buildings will have a floor area of 4,049 sq meters.
Also included in the proposed overhaul is a new security building of 19 sq meters, the redesign of the main entrance and internal road layout, along with new footpaths, cycle parking, control points, security gates and a delivery area.
Olcott Entertainment’s Joe Devine is also chairman of Troy Studios in Limerick, and bought Ardmore from U2’s former manager Paul McGuinness and accountant Ossie Kilkenny.
Among the many famous films shot at Ardmore, notable productions include My Left Foot, The Blue Max, The Tudors, Braveheart and that dreadful 2005 big-screen adaptation of The Honeymooners, notable only because Greystones beauties Grace and Kim Shanley are among the bored extras.
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