Twickenham Studios to open Liverpool outpost
One of Britain’s major film studios is to open an outpost in one of Merseyside’s most loved buildings as Liverpool pushes to become the “Hollywood of the north”.
Twickenham Studios – famous for award-winning films such as Blade Runner and The Italian Job as well as more recent TV hits Three Girls, McMafia and Black Mirror – has agreed to take 8,000 sq metres space in the enormous art deco Littlewoods building, which was once home to the football pools.
With Media City, home of the Coronation Street set, based in next door Manchester, this film studio complex could create a mini Hollywood for the North and give some much needed jobs for the region. All it needs is some sun!
Liverpool is not entirely unknown to the media world, as it used to be the home to ITV's This Morning show when it was presented by Richard and Judy, before it moved to London. Whether this studio can attract big A list Hollywood stars is unknown, but at least with direct flights from America going straight into Liverpool's John Lennon airport, they should have easy access to the studios.