Birmingham will receive an £18m cash injection, as the city’s creatives explore new platforms designated for media innovation and technological solutions.
A creative content hub which will bolster Birmingham’s film and TV industry has been announced, Birmingham Live reports.
A planning application has been submitted for Fazeley Street, Digbeth. And will see five existing and derelict heritage buildings transformed for independent film and TV production, as well as creative content developers.
The space will provide producers with a unique facility and will enable them to work with broadcasters for film, TV, games and virtual production in addition.
The creative production hub will be situated in a 50,000 sq ft space courtesy of cash injections from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP).
Anita Bhalla, GBSLEP Board Director for Creative and Culture said: “GBSLEP’s investment of £3m reflects our commitment to the creative industries which we see as a priority sector that stimulates inclusive economic growth and a catalyst for job creation.