UK’s newest TV and film studios now fully open

The studios' managing director, Nick Smith, said the site had experienced a slow start, in part due to the Hollywood writers' strike.

"We've had a fairly strange couple of years, for different reasons, that have had quite an impact on the business," he explained.

"But we are seeing the shoots of recovery coming through now and in a way, having that period where there was less activity, enabled us just to focus on construction and getting the studios built."

Its first four sound stages were built to host the latest Disney+ Star Wars series, The Acolyte, which began screening on the streaming service earlier this month.