Mayor of London visits Three Mills Studios

We are honoured with the visit by Sadiq Khan to Three Mills Studios today, where Gort Scott were appointed as lead architects alongside Freehaus, Knight Frank, OR Consulting and Momentum Engineering by the London Legacy Development Corporation, thanks to grant funding from MHCLG (DLUHC), the GLA, and the LLDC.

Working in collaboration with partner architects Freehaus, the wider project team, and the contractors Gilbert Ash; Gort Scott helped to deliver a number of essential projects which creatively repurpose important but largely disused heritage buildings, supporting the activities of 3 Mills Studios, one of London’s most iconic film and television production studios, and the wider creative industries in London.

Three Mills island is a unique remnant of historic London and is the city’s oldest still-surviving industrial centre. The new creative spaces will encourage the establishment of new businesses and employment opportunities by contributing to the economy of the Bromley-by-Bow area and providing a significant investment into the cultural sector, whilst supporting the growing TV and film industry in East London.

The Mayor unveiled the completed £6m development encompassing several of the site’s historic buildings and the creation of over 10,000sqft of creative workspace, boosting the environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and economic viability of these important heritage assets.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “London is a global hub for film and television and 3 Mills has been pivotal in the success of the industry. The restoration of these historic buildings not only offers much-needed space for more industry production to take place in the capital, but also supports over a thousand jobs in the heart of east London. It will enable the studios to play a major role as the capital’s film and TV industries support our economy and we build a better London for everyone.”