Based at the former Leeds East Airport, this ex Royal Air Force base was originally home to the first RAF ‘Eagle’ Squadron of American World War II volunteers, made famous in the feature film Pearl Harbour.
The historic site is now being redeveloped for film & TV use and includes three hangars totalling nearly 100,000 sq ft of internal production space, plus additional workshops and offices. It also has one of the biggest back lots in the UK – 440 acres of land with clear vistas, and a network of full width runways and roadways. Its scale and potential for production is almost unparalleled in the UK.
Useful site information
Power: 600A 3 phase
Water: Mains water throughout site
WiFi: Fibre optic broadband 75mbs
Church Fenton Studios, based in Selby District, is managed and developed by Screen Yorkshire. For over ten years, Screen Yorkshire has been at the forefront of championing the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. Its aim has always been to secure and support the very best projects, companies and individuals, helping to make Yorkshire and the Humber one of the most sought after destinations for production in the UK.
This former RAF Church Fenton base has been developed by Chris Makin, Director of Makin Enterprises. The site was purchased in December 2014 and has since undergone impressive and extensive developments to accommodate Screen Yorkshire’s requirements for large scale film and TV production. Production has already taken a flying start into 2016, and both Makin Enterprises and Screen Yorkshire are excited about the upcoming opportunities now and into the future.