Film production is a huge industry in the UK. We see everything from Hollywood blockbusters to small independent TV and cinema projects here every year. Liverpool and its surrounding area are popular especially for its architecture- both modern and traditional, and its skilled workforce -always ready to start a new project. We have a selection of film and production studios close to the city and high-quality accommodation choices for cast and crew alike. Thousands of crew members need convenient, great-value accommodation in Liverpool for long and short-term stays every year and PREMIER SIUTES serviced apartments are an ideal choice. Contact us today to earn more.
Why Film in the UK?
The UK has long been considered an attractive and convenient place for film and TV production. Aside from the diverse filming locations and atmospheric weather, film crews have found tax relief, diverse shooting landscapes, and a spectrum of skilled workers on hand in the UK. Incentives like generous tax breaks with cash rebates of up to 25% on UK expenditure draws crews from around the world. We have a diverse range of accessible locations and world-class, purpose-built studios around the country. The UK also has the largest concentration of award-winning post-production and VFX facilities.
Filming in Liverpool
Liverpool City and region is one of the best places to produce film, TV and digital content in the UK. There are magnificent backdrops for any genre of film and a talented workforce with plenty of experience to draw from. Within a small geographical distance, the city has one of the largest populations of Grade 1 listed buildings outside of London. Liverpool Film Office offers a free service including location finding, traffic management, permissions liaison and parking and license control which is invaluable for production companies. They have an excellent working relationship with Merseyside Police who can help to facilitate any type of production. Their office can also help with special effects coordinators, extras, casting, office space and post-production studios.
Liverpool Film Studios – 6-minute drive from PREMIER SUITES Liverpool
With a long and varied history of film production companies, Liverpool Film Studios is one of the best in Liverpool. Despite its name, the complex is not a studio for filming, it’s a production office and serviced office space used by many studios from around the world. Beginning with The film “51st State” featuring Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Carlyle as the first film produced in the centre, it has a long-standing reputation for quality productions. The Liverpool Film Studios has several small (approximately 1,000 sqft) workshops/industrial units available to rent.
The Depot Liverpool – a 13-minute drive from PREMIER SUITES Liverpool
Officially launched in 2021, the Depot is the newest and most modern film studio in Liverpool. The Depot features two 20,000 ft² units of purpose-built shoot space in Liverpool for use by high-end film and TV productions. The space includes sound stages and a dedicated parking area. Both studios are available for long and short-term hire with contracts to suit your needs. The Depot Liverpool is located closer to the city centre than any major UK studio site. Less than a 10-minute drive to the M62, you’re practically at the centre of the city ideal for on-location shooting or exploring the best of Liverpool when the hard work is done. Recently Paramount+ hired out the site for seven months, for filming on its upcoming original UK drama, Sexy Beast and was the first major production company to use the studios for several consecutive months.
Accommodation for film crews in the UK
It can be difficult to find quality, convenient accommodation for a filming project that suits both cast and crew. Bookers face challenges like limited availability, inflated rates and fewer conveniences than are needed for long-term guests. PREMIER SUITES offer comfortable accommodation in the heart of Liverpool. Our home-from-home experience helps guests to settle in quickly and make us their base for hard work & quality rest after hours. In-suite kitchens and additional space are ideal for making yourself at home so you can cook, clean, entertain, relax, work and communicate in whatever way suits you best.
To enquire about availability, contact our team directly. We guarantee our best available rates and exclusive discounts when you book directly.