Pinewood’s im­prove­ment works to take place at night and at week­ends, neigh­bours are warned

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Jack­_84_A­bell

BUILD­ING work is set to take place over night and at week­ends as con­struc­tion on the ex­pan­sion of Pinewood Stu­dios con­tin­ues.

Peo­ple liv­ing near to the fa­mous film making site in Iver Heath have been sent let­ters by the stu­dios in­form­ing of the work, which is set to take place be­tween now and March.

Work will in­clude the lay­ing of con­crete slabs, as well as other build­ing work, which will be con­tin­u­ing dur­ing the day and into the night up un­til 2am.

There will also be works be­ing car­ried out to the build­ing fa­cades at the site us­ing cranes and light ma­chin­ery be­tween the hours of 8am and 5pm on Satur­days and Sun­days.

A let­ter ad­dressed to res­i­dents from Kerry Mills, Pinewood’s project com­mu­nity li­ai­son man­ager, said: “As you are aware, a se­ries of im­prove­ment works are cur­rently tak­ing place as part of the de­vel­op­ment of the Pinewood Stu­dios De­vel­op­ment Frame­work.

“Over the course of the next couple of months we will be lay­ing con­crete slabs to both in­ter­nal and ex­ter­nal stu­dio floors within the Pinewood Stu­dios de­vel­op­ment.

“We are car­ry­ing out con­crete pours dur­ing the hours of 7.30am to 7.30pm, with fin­ish­ing works to be car­ried out there­after, us­ing light plant ma­chin­ery up to 2am.

“Please note that works may be fin­ished be­fore th­ese times due to weather con­di­tions.

“We will be con­tin­u­ing to work hard to­wards mit­i­gat­ing the im­pact of the works on the lo­cal com­mu­nity and lo­cal busi­nesses, and ap­pre­ci­ate your un­der­stand­ing dur­ing the works tak­ing place.”

Build­ing work on the ex­pan­sion of Pinewood Stu­dios has been tak­ing place since last year, and the stu­dios is hope­ful that once com­plete it will al­low an in­creased amount of pro­duc­tions to be filmed there.

The stu­dios has al­ready been ear­marked as the lo­ca­tion of shoot­ing of the next two episodes in the Star Wars fran­chise, fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the site in film­ing Star Wars Episode VII.

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