DC Studios is getting a permanent home as Warner Bros. Discovery announces a massive expansion of its Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden facility.
It seems that Warner Bros. Discovery has some big plans for the future of DC Studios. The company is planning to add 10 new sound stages to the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden location which will increase its overall space from 1.14 million square feet to 1.78 million square feet.
Work is projected to begin in the second quarter of 2024 and be completed by the end of 2027.
DC Studios co-chairs James Gunn and Peter Safran will be consulting on the expansion to “ensure that their ideas are incorporated” into the plans.
“Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is globally recognized for its exceptional soundstages and facilities, and with this planned expansion adding significant capacity and capabilities, it will be home to even more incredible storytelling for both film and television projects,” Warner Bros. Discovery Studios COO Simon Robinson said in a statement. “We are proud to not only be growing our productions in Leavesden and making it the main hub for DC Studios, but also to be growing our economic and community contributions to the UK’s creative sector.”
“The enormous strength of our creative industries sees films and television shows made in the U.K. reaching cinemas and front rooms across the world, including Barbie and the House of the Dragon series,” U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said in a statement. “Warner Bros. Discovery’s ambitious plan to grow its Leavesden studio is a huge vote of confidence in the U.K. – creating thousands of jobs and growing our economy – and means that British-made entertainment will continue to delight and entertain global audiences.”