About Spectrecom Studios

The History behind Spectrecom Studios…

About our Film Studios

Our film studios for hire are right in the heart of London and are much more than just filming premises.

We’re a creative team intent on providing our clients with the friendliest, most convenient and productive shooting experience possible. And we’re continually trying to find new ways to improve our studio facilities, production services and the way we look after our clients. Because of this, we’ve recently opened a brand new TV and film studio complex in Kennington, London. Here we have fully rebuilt the studios and facilities to give our clients the best possible services.

We have 3 Studios. Studio 1 is a 3,500ft² with a loading bay with shutters, perfect for any large props or set builds for pre-recorded television programmes. Studio 2 is a sound-treated white screen studio measuring 740ft², and can be turned into a green screen studio also. We also have a 300ft² green screen studio with a ‘U’ shaped cyc wall.

When you hire either studios at Spectrecom Studios you will have access to your own green rooms complete with en-suite shower rooms, kitchen facilities, wardrobe and a make-up room.

“We’ve filmed 10 eps of the new series of Food & Drink with Tom Kerridge at Spectrecom’s newly refurbished Kennington studios. The studio facilities have been excellent and the staff supportive and facilitating.
We’ve worked long hours and had VIPs and a production and crew of 20 plus coming and going and everything has gone smoothly in studio, enabling us to make a fantastic series unencumbered by problems on the ground.”

Hannah Corneck

Series Producer, BBC

Our Film Studio History

Spectrecom opened its first studio in Deptford in 2005. There was just one stage with an ‘L’-shaped cyc wall, a green room and make-up room, and it was all on the second floor of an old carburretor factory right next to Deptford Creek. Despite it’s out-of-the-way location and limited facilities, the studio was a great success, but it couldn’t be extended to cater for increased demand. Somewhere larger and more centrally located was needed, and the company moved to the Waterloo site at the beginning of 2010.

At Waterloo Studios, it took Spectrecom 3 months to convert the previous newspaper and magazine depot into studios and construct new walls, ceilings, and even floors. Spectrecom has always taken care with it’s environmental responsibilities and the build included plenty of re-used materials stripped out of older government buildings. This included lighting in the public areas and all of the soundproofing material. Having been furnished largely with antiques, the reusing philosophy has also extended to the company’s signature green rooms.

In late 2014, Spectrecom acquired new studio space and moved into the larger premises in Kennington, where once again, the builders were called in to get the space up to the standards that clients, and staff, know and love about Spectrecom. Now renamed Spectrecom Studios, there’s an on-site creative team of over 45 people that includes producers, directors, camera operators, editors and writers.

Meet the Team

Ben Gardner

Ben Gardner

Head of Studios

Amber Preston

Amber Preston

Studio Bookings Executive

Melissa Pownall

Melissa Pownall

Studio Facilities Assistant

Charlie Wells

Charlie Wells

Junior Lighting Technician

Tom Aizenberg

Tom Aizenberg

Studio Operations Manager

Cosmin Maria

Cosmin Maria

Studio Caretaker