Pinewood studios in £200m expansion

PINEWOOD studios is going to market to raise £30m as part of an ambitious £200m expansion plan for its Buckinghamshire base. On top of a rights issue, the studio said yesterday that a banking consortium including HSBC and Lloyds had put up £135m of credit as part of plans to double its site size. The company has been home to successful movie franchises such as the Harry Potter series, James Bond, Star Wars, as well as Gravity (pictured).