We are pleased to announce the development of Griffiths Studios, a brand new Bridge Studios facility - due to launch February 2023.

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The new Griffiths Studios facility is located 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The entire site has been designed to provide all of the amenities needed for productions to film their projects on site, and travel to nearby locations to shoot.

This new master-planned complex opens this February in 2023. The new facility sits on a 5-acre site that contains 4 new soundstages.

Any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Opening February 2023

Griffiths Studios offers 4 purpose built soundstages on 5 acres; 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

 

Sound Stages
  • Two 16,200 sf stages (120′ x 135′ x 50′ high to underside of trusses)
  • Two 15,000 sf stages (120′ x 125′ x 40′ high to underside of trusses)
  • Laser flat concrete floors
  • Roof trusses capable of handling 10,000 pounds each
  • Stage 1 & 2 are 50 ft. to the grid, dividing wall is removable to create one 32,400 sf sound stage with catwalks
  • Stage 3 & 4 are 40 ft. to the grid, dividing wall is removable to create one 30,000 sf sound stage with catwalks
Support Building
  • Level 1 – Mill shop 7,000 sf
  • Level 2 – Props lock ups 5,000 sf
  • Level 3 – Set dec lock ups 6,700 sf
  • 5,000 lb capacity freight elevators
Offices
  • Level 1 – Costumes/wardrobe 4,000 sf
  • Level 2 – Prep & wrap office 3,000 sf
  • Levels 3 & 4 – Production office 9,000 sf
  • Total office space is 12,000 sf
Lighting/Grip
  • Powered by MBS Equipment Company (MBSE)

Bridge Studios is proud to commit to making Griffiths Studios a 100% Fossil Fuel Free Facility.

Parking
  • Crew parking of 155 vehicles
  • Base camp, hair & make-up, wardrobe truck parking is 1,500 lineal feet
  • 30 EV (electric vehicle) charging ports
  • 1 supercharger station
Security
  • Site is alarmed, monitored, and has closed circuit 24/7 video surveillance
  • Entry controlled by card access (personnel and vehicular)
  • Records all entries/exits of the site and each main door in the facility
  • Closed circuit surveillance cameras throughout the site monitors all activities

Bridge Studios upcoming 42-Stage expansion featured in The Hollywood Reporter

Our recent announcement of a 42-Stage expansion (three entirely new facilities) is really BIG industry news! So big in fact, that we were featured in an October 19th article by The Hollywood Reporter. Here’s the full link to the Hollywood Reporter article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/vancouvers-bridge-studios-plans-42-stage-expansion-for-hollywood-shoots-1235244729/ Here’s a bit of info on our upcoming expansion: The new studios…

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Bridge Studios to Open 55 Sound Stages in Vancouver, British Columbia – Beginning Next Year

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Bridge Studios, owners of the first dedicated studio facility in Vancouver, is slated to build 42 new sound stages over the next four years in the city of Burnaby, British Columbia, directly neighboring Vancouver. This new construction will bring the total number of sound stages operated by Bridge Studios to 55. Providing…

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Central location within the Vancouver / Lower Mainland region.

 

 

A new community is rising in Burnaby. The new Bridge Studios Griffiths location will be nestled in a central up and coming area, surrounded by amenities and transportation.

 

HVAC
  • Office HVAC system provided with state-of-the-art Variable Refrigeration Flow  ( VRF) system utilizing internal energy recovery. VRF is a fossil fuel free system with the latest industry technology providing the highest comfort level and performance with the least amount of energy cost.
  • Sound Stages are heated and air-conditioned utilizing Heat Pump Technology & Heat Recovery.  The Heat Pump ERV system is a fossil fuel free system utilizing the latest industry technologies providing the highest performance with the least operational cost. All sound stages are controlled via state-of-the-art BAS (Building Automation System) to optimize the HVAC system performance and energy while providing additional comfort for the occupants.
Sound/Acoustics
  • Exceptional soundproofing for control of all exterior sounds
  • Clear span soundstages are constructed from 9 1/2″ thick concrete exterior walls and STC 70 interior demising walls
  • Max interior noise level of 25 dBA (NC 20) weighted decibels
  • Interior walls and ceiling are lined with Insul-Quilt sound absorbing insulation for optimum room acoustics
Connectivity/Internet
  • Wi-fi 6 connectivity throughout stages, support and office spaces
  • Redundant, burstable up to 10Gbps internet connectivity
  • 10Gpbs fiber optic network throughout site
  • VoIP phone system
Electrical
  • Relying on 100% renewable BC Hydro electricity
  • Separate dimmer rooms for each stage
  • Each stage has 4 x 400 amp switches for 1,600 amps each
  • LED lighting throughout facility
  • Low light stumble lights in stage for safe exiting
  • Emergency lighting in grid to allow safe exit/egress for all crew should the power go out
  • Each stage has 4 x 400 amp contactor switched camlocks
  • 1 contactor is located on the stage floor
  • 3 contactors are located in the stage specific dimmer rooms
Bell & Light System
  • Director control system with multiple wall jacks on each of the 4 walls with 100 ft cable to control bell, lights and HVAC system shutdowns

 

Bridge Studios is proud to commit to making Griffiths Studios a 100% Fossil Fuel Free Facility.

 

Commitment
  • The entire site is designed to achieve the highest standards of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
  • The facility uses absolutely No Fossil Fuels and is completely powered by Electricity.
  • In British Columbia electricity is 100% generated by Hydro Power, meaning it’s 100% clean and renewable.
  • The separate waste/recycling building is designed to make recycling easy and reducing the waste generated by the site. Wood, plastic, paper, glass, metal, and organics can all be separated.
  • The lot also has areas where catering can grow fresh vegetables, and there are Bee hives on the roofs.
Technical
  • All man lifts, forklifts and golf carts are battery operated. Fully electric vehicles.
  • 35 of the personal vehicle parking spots have 220v EV plug ins.
  • The site has one Supercharger, and electrical hook-ups for Base Camp trailers to plug right in.
  • HVAC VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) system uses NO fossil fuels.
  • LED lighting throughout facility.

 

Various renders & photos of Griffiths Studios.
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Not one. Not two. But three new facilities are currently in development within the Vancouver area. Here’s a sneak peak at Lake City and Marine Way.

Lake City Studios is a purpose built, full-service, TV/film complex with 21 soundstages. This architecturally gifted facility will have a campus vibe. Keeping the climate in mind, this site will be powered entirely by renewable hydro electricity and have a dedicated area for recycling/waste management. Although this site is located directly beside a Skytrain transit station, it will allow over 1,000 cars to park below ground while providing over a mile of film vehicles to park right beside the stages.
  • 21 sound stages: 6 x 50′ high, 10 x 40′ high, 5 x 35′ high ranging from 8,000 – 26,500 SF
  • Full complement of lighting and grip gear on site
  • Massive mill shops and set dec, props lock-ups
  • Costumes build and fitting areas fully immersed in natural light
  • 7 production offices / over 100,000 SF of office space
  • Located 10 minutes from airport and 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver
  • Campus-like environment with many film related business on site
Opening Spring of 2025
Marine Way Studios is a purpose built, full-service, TV/film complex with 16 soundstages. Like its sister facility, Lake City, this studio site will be powered entirely by renewable hydro electricity with parking for 1,000 vehicles below and over a mile of film truck parking around the the stages. Taking advantage of the natural creeks surrounding the property, this facility will have a Park-like setting.
  • 16 sound stages: 4 x 50′ high stages, 12 x 40′ high
  • Full complement of lighting and grip gear on site
  • Massive mill shops and set dec, props lock-ups with natural light
  • Costumes build and fitting areas fully immersed in natural light
  • 6 production offices
  • Screening rooms
  • Rooftop amenity areas, exercise facilities and food and beverage on site
  • Expendables businesses on site
Opening Spring of 2026