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Belfast Game Of Thrones studio to be expanded

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Planning permission has been granted to nearly double the space of the Belfast studios where Game Of Thrones is filmed.

The approval to extend Titanic Studios was granted by Environment Minister, Mark Durkan, who said it would put Belfast on the map as one of Europe's largest film production locations.

He said: “It is my aim to ensure planning creates a better environment and a stronger economy. This development helps to do this.”

The £14 million extension would add another 100,000 sq ft of space at the Titanic Studios, which incorporates Harland and Wolff shipyard's former Paint Hall building. This will increase the current media complex to more than 250,000 sq ft.

HBO has shot scenes for four seasons of Game of Thrones at Titanic Studios, as well as at various outdoor locations in Northern Ireland.

In the last four years, Northern Ireland Screen has estimated its main production fund will return just over £120 million to the local economy.

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