Birmingham's premier film and photography studio space in Hockley, Birmingham, founded and operated by Marklew Productions Ltd.
The studio features a large 1,800 sq ft (14m x 12m) blacked out studio space (with 6m+ ceiling height) available to hire for filming and photography projects including: film work, commercial, music videos, photo shoots and much more. The studio features:
- In house motorised rigging grid
- Up to 125A 3 Phase power
- Full air conditioning system
- Acoustically treated studio space
- Kilo surge acoustic draping
- Lounge, green room and kitchen facilities
- On site catering
- On site free parking
- On site equipment rental services
The studio has many in house facilities including a fully equipped kitchen, lounge/dining area, green room/dressing room and full on site catering facilities.
We work along side Marklew Productions Ltd so also have a huge range of professional lighting and equipment hire available as well as experienced technicians and runners.
For more information, pricing and to discuss your project please get in touch now and we'd be happy to help.
The studio site has a rich history, once part of the historic Hockley Station. Find out more below
The studio is situated in the historic area of Hockley in 'Hockley Port Business Centre'.
The building is over 160 years old and was once used as part of the goods depot for Hockley Station, used for conducting repairs on trains passing through Hockley Station (images below).
The studio building was later used to house plant and machinery workshops and was also the location for the water tank that supplied water for all GWR facilities from Tyesley to Soho, pumping water up from the artesian well (bottom left).
The image above right shows Hockley's two-road wagon hoist (located directly at the back of the studio building). The hoist was used as an interchange facility to connect with Birmingham's extensive canal system. Due to the canal wharf being at a higher level the GWR installed the two-road wagon hoist seen above to facilitate transfer. Initially the hoist was hydraulically powered but it was later converted to be electrically powered as were the powered capstans for moving the wagons through the tunnel beneath All Saints Street. The canal hoist was still extensively used in the 1950s until the canal trade declined rapidly, as did later rail traffic, both due to competition from road transport.
Information and images ref: https://warwickshirerailways.com/