Multi-genre location
Stowfield is a 20 acre former industrial site located in The Forest of Dean Gloucestershire. It is the ideal location for film makers and photographers from semi-professionals to full scale TV & Film production companies. Offering a range of backdrops from rural countryside to abandoned industrial and office space to dark & menacing architecture, it lends itself particularly well to Urban fashion, horror, documentaries, special interest films, historical, psychological thriller, war time productions, drama, automotive shoots, music promos, youth culture, paranormal and crime to name but a few genres.

Hire costs vary greatly dependent upon use/end product. In order for us to ensure you have the best quote tailored to your purposes, then please email us with the following information:

Size of crew
Anticipated duration
Photography or Video use (type of project)
Amateur / Semi-pro or Commercial end use
Any specialist equipment/props being brought to site

A stand-alone studio is available to videographers and photographers seeking cost effective facilities for their projects. Please see below.

The location can be hired as a whole or tailored to suit your requirements with 24 hour on-site security to ensure that access to the site is restricted.

We are well placed to provide local accommodation info, local reliable portacabin/welfare requirements, drone operators etc



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1st Floor Amateur/Semi-pro Studio

For Hire

A spacious location for studio photography including basic lighting, prep area and green screen availability.

1000sq. ft consisting of kitchen (100sq ft), changing area (100sq ft) and studio (803sq ft).
STUDIO: Black, white and bare wall backgrounds, LED and natural light (black curtain blockage), sound system and multitude of power points.
KITCHEN: Fridge, Kettle, Mugs, Plates, Milk and Coffee provided.

Ideal for photography, video, presentations, base room for location filming, offices etc
WC facilities downstairs.
Bookings email: 07919 093477


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Additional Information – Stowfield Business Park

H. W. Smith & Co., formed by 1910 to make electric wire and cable, moved from works at Trafalgar colliery in the Forest to a factory, begun in 1912, by the railway junction at Stowfield.  It was known as the Lydbrook cable works (or locally BICS in the 1940’s), the factory was enlarged considerably during the First World War when it employed 650 people and mainly produced cable for field telephones. Reputedly, 15,000 miles of cable were made in this respect.

Acquired by the Edison Swan Electric Co. in the mid 1920s, the works later employed up to 1,200 from an area including Cinderford and Ross-on-Wye (Herefordshire) to make power cables. In the 1940’s the plant was well placed to help with the Second World War, possessing one of only four machines for making lead alloy tube needed for P.L.U.T.O. – (Petroleum Lines Under The Ocean), which allowed fuel to be supplied to the Allied invasion force in Europe from Britain and closed in the mid sixties with the loss of 840 jobs.

The factory was taken over the following year by Reed Corrugated Cases Ltd., a manufacturer of boxes and other packaging materials, known from 1991 as SCA Packaging Ltd, and it employed 450 people in 1985 and 270 in 1993.

Temco Ltd, established by H. W. Smith in the early 1920s to make fine stainless steel wire, had a factory near the cable works and employed 107 people in 1985 when the firm moved to Cinderford.

On site today, there is a mixture of the Golden Era of Industry and the remnants of more modern manufacture. A multitude of pheasants regularly come for feeding from the hand. It is a perfect multi-genre film location.

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Stowfield Business Park
GL17 9NG

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