Netflix Heads to London
Netflix to continue to invest in productions across the UK; collaborates with new studios and sound stages in Enfield.
11:13 15 October 2021
Netflix has confirmed a move to open a major new production site in north Lond's Enfield as entertainment streaming giant continues to invest in productions across the UK.
Netflix has agreed a lease to take space from FTSE 100 landlord Segro where it will have sound stages, studios and areas for make-up and costumes. The announcement follows the Squid Game's massive success, attracting more than 111million viewers since its debut last month.
Anna Mallett, the firm’s vice president, physical production, said the Segro Park Enfield space “builds on our commitment to spend over $1 billion on productions across the UK this year, invest in the creative community, and support the next generation of talent”.
Mallett added: “The UK is one of Netflix’s most important hubs: its creative brilliance, combined with a highly skilled and versatile workforce creates an ecosystem that makes this country one of the best places to do business.”
Alan Holland, managing director, greater London, at warehousing landlord Segro, which was advised by property agent Lambert Smith Hampton, said: “The creative industries sector is an exciting market for us and this deal with Netflix demonstrates the flexibility and versatility of our high-quality warehouses.”
The leader of Enfield council, councillor Nesil Caliskan, said efforts have been made “to create a business friendly, supportive and welcoming environment for the film and television industry and the borough is now home to the largest concentration of new studios in London”.