About the Studios

How the site developed

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Early History

Arborfield Film Studioos was once part of an Army garrison, which was initially operated by the Army Remount Service and supplied the military with horses for both operational and ceremonial purposes. It was established as the Remount Depot in 1904 and operated throughout the First World War and most of the inter-war period before closing in 1937.

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Pre-Studio Days

The School of Electronic Engineering, which was responsible for the training of aircraft and avionic technicians, moved to Arborfield in 1995. The SAA became the Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering in April 2004 and was renamed the School of Army Aeronautical Engineering in 2013. The school moved to Lynham in 2015 and the facilties became vacant.


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The New Studios

The transformation to a film studios began in 2017 when Bob Terry (Longcross Film Studios) saw an opportunity to develop the site and use the facilities to support the rapidly growing film and TV industry. Disney was keen to book space and went on to film Aladdin which was the first major release to be filmed at Arborfield.

Map of Site

The site comprises 3 stages, 3 main office buildings, 6 main workshop buildings together with 2 large backlot areas. The site is located 5 miles to the south of Reading town centre.

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Directions to Studios

By Rail and Bus from central London

London Paddington Railway Station to Reading (23 mins). Then 2 minute walk to Station Road bus stop followed by a 34 min bus ride to Rickman Close. Then 6 minute walk to Arborfield Studios.

By Road

Take the M4 towards the west to Wharfedale Rd in Winnersh. Take the exit from A329(M). Take Hatch Farm Way, Bearwood Rd and Barkham Rd/B3349 to Langley Common Rd

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Filmed at Arborfield


To support your production


Stage 1: 69,797 sq ft, height: 39 ft

Stage 2: 13,176 sq ft, height: 26 ft

Stage 3: 13,455 sq ft, height: 29 ft


Large external buildings - potential space for editorial/VFX suites
Extensive wardrobe, art department, construction, props space
Unit base, tech and private parking

Office Buildings

We have a range of building space that can be used for offices. Power and network facilities can be provided as needed.


Two large backlot areas that can be used for construction of film sets. One area is approx 90,000 square feet and the other is approx 50,000 square feet.

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