Monday, December 22, 2008

Group signs pact for first commercial project at Weymouth air base movie studio

WEYMOUTH — The parties looking to build movie and television production studios on the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station have signed a deal they say clears the way for construction to begin in August.

The $100 million project, called SouthField Studios, will include 11 sound stages, production offices and more than 125,000 square feet of retail and office space.

Design and architectural plans still need to be developed and approved before work on the project begins. The project’s scope was scaled down from what was originally talked about – a $300 million project with up to 15 sound stages.