After a number of years spent processing zoning and environmental requirements, Cape Town’s first, fully fledged sound stage complex will be online in early 2010.The first construction tender was awarded in mid March to enable work on the access roads to commence before month end.
Phase 1 of the development (previously known as Dreamworld Film City) will consist of 5 stages ranging from 2100 to 500 square meters each. Foundations will be in the ground by the last week of June 2008 to meet schedule requirement for a handover at the end of 2009. An additional 6000 square meters of construction and art department warehousing and appropriate production office space will also be developed. Opportunities for permanent tenants in either light industrial or office type accommodation will be structured according to need. Backlot space has been allocated and, for the first time, it will be able to retain sets that might prove valuable to future productions.