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Phase one of Ireland’s largest film studio campus receives planning
approval in principle from Westmeath County Council
! Hammerlake Studios a ‘purpose-built campus’ to attract large-scale
blockbuster film, television and content productions from the U.S. and around
the world
! Phase one of the studio to generate €50 million annually for Mullingar
economy
! First phase to commence operations in Q1 2024, generating 350 production
jobs and 300 construction jobs
! Second phase to bring job creation to over 1,000 by 2025 with 11 stage
campus totalling 460,000 square-feet
! Proposal backed by creative arts, business, and political leaders
! Council recommends change of land use to finalise approval
A planning application to build what will become Ireland’s largest film studio campus has taken
a significant step forward with confirmation of approval by Westmeath County Council on July
12th.
In accordance with Section 34(6) of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended), the
application has been approved by officials. Subject to a material contravention of the County
Development Plan, the final decision to grant permission will rest with the elected members of
the Council in September.
The application, submitted by Hammerlake Studios in May, will see a purpose-built film,
television and content production campus constructed on a 25-acre site at Lough Sheever
Corporate Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Located 55-minutes from Dublin Airport and
adjacent to the M4 motorway, the Hammerlake Studios campus aims to attract the world’s
biggest film and content productions from Hollywood and across the globe.
Hammerlake Studios’ executives have signalled significant benefits for local and national
businesses, services, education and creative arts professionals. An estimated €50 million will be
generated annually for the local Mullingar economy from phase one of the studio, with
hospitality and other local services and businesses set to benefit

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