RTE have reported that Westmeath County Council has granted planning permission for the Hammerlake Studios project in Mullingar.
The plan to build the film production facility on a 25-acre site at Lough Sheever Business Park is subject to a vote by local councillors in September.
Hammerlake Studios will produce movies and shows for the global market. The facility will consist of 460,000 square-feet of studio space spread across 25 acres. Hammerlake estimates there will be 1,000 production jobs when the project is completed in 2025
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