The Bottle Yard Studios

Summary

The Bottle Yard Studios is a British film and television production studio facility in Bristol, South West England. It is the largest dedicated production space in the West of England.[1][2]

The Bottle Yard Studios
General information
AddressWhitchurch Lane, Bristol, BS14 0BH
Town or cityBristol, England
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°24′36″N 2°34′51″W / 51.4101°N 2.5809°W / 51.4101; -2.5809Coordinates: 51°24′36″N 2°34′51″W / 51.4101°N 2.5809°W / 51.4101; -2.5809
Opened2010

HistoryEdit

The studios are located on Whitchurch Lane, approximately 4 miles south of Bristol city centre. In 2010, the site stood unused after operating for more than 50 years as a former winery and bottling plant. At one time it had housed the full production line for Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry, run by John Harvey & Sons.

The studios opened in 2010 as a partnership initiative with Bristol City Council which owns the studios, transforming the disused industrial space into a busy creative hub for film and TV production.[3][4]

In its first year, the studios were estimated to have brought in £8 million in investment into the city of Bristol.[5] In 2021, it was credited with helping achieve about a tripling of drama production in Bristol since 2010.[4]

The West of England Combined Authority has invested £11.3 million to open three more stages in 2022, increasing the number of stages to eight.[4]

ProductionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Midgley, Neil. "TV drama tax credit helps put UK in the global game" The Guardian, 22 June 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. ^ Bevir, George. "Soho of the South West" Broadcast, 28 August 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  3. ^ Cooper, Sarah. "New film studio opens for business in Bristol" Screen International, 9 November 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Wall, Tom (11 December 2021). "Why TV crews are falling over each other to film drama in 'Bristolywood'". The Observer. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  5. ^ Tech&Facils "Bristol's Bottle Yard brings in £8m" Broadcast 25 August 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  6. ^ Bevir, George. "Deal or No Deal moves to Bottle Yard" Broadcast, 5 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Creating bespoke production facilities for Endemol’s Deal or No Deal for Channel 4" BBC Studios and Post Production, September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  8. ^ "BBCS&PP renews Deal or No Deal at Bottle Yard" Televisual, 1 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  9. ^ Barraclough, Leo. "ABC Studios to shoot Galavant in the UK benefiting from new TV tax credit" Variety, 20 December 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  10. ^ Bevir, George. "Disneys Galavant heads to The Bottle Yard Studios" Broadcast, 18 June 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  11. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy. "Pinewood Finally Granted Permission To Expand Flagship UK Facility" Deadline Hollywood, 19 June 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  12. ^ Tech&Facils "Mammoth opts for Bottle Yard base" Broadcast, 16 April 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Poldark: Bristol is hosting comeback of TV's top bodice-ripper" Bristol Post, 16 April 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  14. ^ Rosser, Michael. "Sky1's Trollied to return" Broadcast 15 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  15. ^ Rose, Lacey. "It's Official: 'Homeland's' Damian Lewis to Star in PBS Wolf Hall Miniseries" The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  16. ^ "Damian Lewis to film new BBC drama Wolf Hall in Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire" Radio Times, 9 May 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.

External linksEdit

  • "Official site"
  • "Filming in Bristol" Bristol City Council. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  • "The Bottle Yard" Bristol Film Office. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  • "The top British film studios" Televisual. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  • "The Bottle Yard Studios – from disused warehouses to Disney" Seenit, 9 July 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  • "The Bottle Yard Studios – Bristol’s international hub of film and TV production" Bristol Culture, 31 July 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  • "Bristol film studio's success story" Bristol Post, 6 June 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  • Ribbeck, Mike. "Profile: The Hollywood of Hengrove – Bristol's Bottle Yard Studio" South West Business, 6 June 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.