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The HEP: Coming to a screen near you

21st December 2017
Cameras could soon be rolling at Humber Enterprise Park after the site successfully registered as a potential filming location with Creative England.

The national not-for-profit agency manages a database of more than 10,000 filming locations across the country to help filmmakers find the right site for their project.

The park’s riverside location and unusual features, such as its airstrip, could appeal to directors while its 24-hour security will keep star names happy that their privacy will be protected.

Images of the recently refurbished office space have also been submitted to the database alongside photographs of warehouse and factory areas.

The 79-acre site was originally set-up by aviation pioneer Robert Blackburn in 1916 and today offers industrial and office space for high-flying companies young and old.

After being acquired by Citivale, the park has undergone extensive modernisation and is now home to a wide range of businesses, including retail software solutions firm ITIM and ale producers, Crafty Little Brewery.

Creative England, which provides free support to productions filming outside of London, has helped bring a number of high-profile hits to Yorkshire, including Peaky Blinders.

Starring Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy, the fourth series, which ended just before Christmas, filmed at Bradford’s City Hall, the Midland Hotel and historic buildings in Little Germany’s business district.

Parts of Paddington 2 where also filmed in Yorkshire thanks to Creative England who helped orchestrate a spectacular train scene at the county’s Nidd Gorge Viaduct on an iconic railway track.

In East Yorkshire, ITV drama Victoria was filmed at Beverley Minster, which doubled at Westminster Abbey.

The series was extensively filmed at Yorkshire locations with the help of Creative England’s production manager for the region, Chris Hordley, who also supported Humber Enterprise Park’s registration on the location database.

According to Creative England, film and television production can be a great economic driver regionally. Films can spend up to 35,000 per day employing local crew and services from hotels, restaurants and taxis to security firms and caterers. A TV drama can have a daily allocation spend of up to 20,000.