Hammerlake Studios plan green campus in Ireland

Hammerlake Studios announced that its planning application to build Ireland’s largest film studio campus has taken a significant step forward with confirmation of approval by Westmeath County Council. Hammerlake Studios plans a purpose-built film, television and content production campus constructed on a 25-acre site at Lough Sheever Corporate Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Located 55-minutes from Dublin Airport and adjacent to the M4 motorway, the Hammerlake Studios campus aims to attract the world’s biggest film and content productions from Hollywood and
across the globe.


“The Hammerlake Studios campus will showcase the beauty and welcome of Ireland
and its local community, along with the scale and landscape of a vibrant working
studio, where content makers will want to work time and time again",  Paul Chesney, Chief Executive Officer, Hammerlake Studios points out. "Ours will not just be a functional service oriented working studio, but a destination that delivers everything a production entity will ever need, from creative support, technology and equipment, secure data capabilities, along with first class catering and off-stage filming capability all in one campus.


The design of the new studio places a high emphasis on creative technologies, including virtual capabilities, to accommodate large-scale and high-end digital productions. On sustainability, Hammerlake Studios’ design provides for insulated building fabric to decrease heat loss, mechanical and smart technology systems to ensure minimal operational energy consumption, water saving and harvesting equipment, low power density lighting and electric vehicle charging. Solar panels on site will reduce grid  dependency, while any required electricity will be from green sources.


“While Ireland has three relatively large studio facilities in the Republic of Ireland, the global demand for studio space has been exceptionally high in recent years", says Tom Dowling, Director of Development and Studio Operations at Hammerlake Studios.


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