Marlow film Studio
A vision to create a centre of excellence for filmmaking
Dido Property Ltd
World-leading bespoke film studios
Marlow Film Studio’s founding team formed by local entrepreneurs and art industry professionals. Between them they have delivered projects like the London Olympics, King’s Cross, and CB1 Cambridge and in common they share a deep understanding of the local community’s values and character. The team draws upon wide-ranging experience in the TV, film, and property industries with a mission to create the UK definitive centre for high end film and TV production that will attract the world’s attention.
A vision to create a centre of excellence for filmmaking, Marlow Studios will deliver a world-leading film studio and bring 5,000 jobs to Buckinghamshire.
The 1.6m sqft studio is located within the Green Belt, adjacent to the AONB and on a former gravel quarry and landfill site. The project is based on 4 key pillars: Economy & Training; High Quality Design; Sustainability; and Ecology and the scheme has been purposely designed for the industry. It will become a precedent for film studio development in the future, becoming an inspiring place to work, create, educate, and learn, built for a celebrated and award-winning workforce.
Arrow have acted as Planning consultant for the project, working as part of a world class multi-disciplinary team, leading through the pre-application and planning application stages. A full planning application was submitted in May 2022 with the Green Belt location requiring Arrow to prepare a Very Special Circumstances case and sequential site search.
What they say
Edge Urban Design
Mark and his team at Arrow are fantastic and a pleasure to work with! Their collaborative and positive approach is refreshing, and Mark’s ability to consistently forge strong relationships with clients and project team consultants is commendable. Having worked on several development opportunities together in recent years, we have become true friends – our shared vision and ethos as businesses and individuals always ensures a high level of trust. I have the utmost confidence in their advice and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Evoke Transport Planning
It has been a privilege to work with the Arrow team on many projects. I have always found them to apply their in-depth, sound technical knowledge of the planning system and professional judgement to secure positive outcomes for the client across a diverse range of project types and sectors. They are very much team players, assisting with the coordination of specialist disciplines, adopting a hierarchy free philosophy. I enjoy working with them, which is important in a people driven business. Mark supports an awful football team however and this really needs to change!
Kingshills Estate Agents
I have dealt with Arrow Planning for a number of years now and have always had great advice from them, from small developments of just one or two to quite large developments of circa 50 units or more, they know all there is to know when it comes to getting the best return from your land.
We have worked with the team on several projects in the last 4 years, including the relocation of our office HQ, delivery of affordable housing and commercial schemes. The team have secured permission for each project without the need for appeal and have worked diligently to deliver projects against tight timescales with under resourced Local Authorities. This is crucial and has allowed us to swiftly bring forward and build projects and deliver new homes and jobs.
Arnold White Group
Arnold White Group
We work with Arrow on all our strategic projects and value their experience, commitment, and enthusiasm. Most of our schemes are long term strategic developments on complex sites. They frequently require abstract and bespoke thinking, as well as a keen commercial awareness and the team at Arrow consistently provide clear and robust advice which considers a wide range of matters.
Denison Land and Planning
I have worked with Mark since 2007, and the number of projects and the breadth of the work has significantly increased since he established Arrow Planning in 2017. We have enjoyed considerable success in securing multiple planning permissions – many in tough Green Belt authorities. Mark and his team have a fantastic attitude and practical approach to the unique challenges each project presents. I particularly value the customer focussed service they provide.