A second major UK studio complex is set to spend the next decade or so exclusively dedicated to Netflix productions.

Doubling down on its investment in UK production facilities, it’s been revealed that Netflix has entered into a long-term deal to lease and expand Longcross Studios.

The facility, situated just outside London, has recently been used by Mission: Impossible 7 during its prolonged UK shoot. Now though, Netflix has reportedly made a long-term commitment to the complex, that’ll mean other studios are no longer able to use it. Netflix money will be pumped in to help expand Longcross too.

This is the second such deal Netflix has made in the UK. It already has exclusivity over Shepperton Studios – also around London – for a period of time believed to be ten years.

In a statement, Netflix’s vice president of physical production in the EMEA and UK area, Anna Mallett, declared that “the new lease at Longcross highlights our commitment to investing in the UK creative industry and will provide a wealth of opportunities and production jobs, from entry level to heads of department”.

The move comes at a time when the UK continues to house and attract productions from across the globe, putting a real squeeze on the availability of production crew in Britain. As it was put to us, a lovely problem to have, but heck, it’s a growing problem, not least for independent productions that are now having to look to go further afield. Expect to hear more on that in due course.

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