Church Fenton airfield, in the Selby district, is on its way to becoming one of Yorkshire’s premier creative hi-tech business, television and media centres.
Plans have been approved to provide commercial space for a wide array of businesses from within the creative industries on one, purpose-built site. The aim is to utilise the airfield to deliver economic diversity and growth for the Selby district - which sits right at the heart of Yorkshire - whilst creating hundreds of sustainable new jobs locally.
The vision of Create Yorkshire, the brand name for this bold initiative, has been given impetus by the success of the film and television studios already at the site, home to ITV’s hit TV show Victoria. The award-winning Victoria has recently completed filming a third series at Church Fenton with over 170 cast and crew members, from production staff, actors, extras and caterers, transforming the airfield into a kaleidoscope of colour, fashion and history. The site, which is just to the east of Leeds, will also benefit from the proposed relocation of Channel 4 to the Yorkshire city.