It’s a wrap – Helen Brewer of AMD Solicitors completes a new lease of 165k sq ft warehouse in Newport for Urban Myth Films

It’s a wrap – Helen Brewer of AMD Solicitors completes a new lease of 165k sq ft warehouse in Newport that will become the home for the next 5 years to film and television production company Urban Myth Films Ltd. Despite only completing a few weeks ago, Urban Myth are already in the throes of converting the massive space into film studios for the production of series 2 of War of the Worlds.

Helen said:

This was one of the most challenging but hugely rewarding deals of my career so far. This is a sector I have not been involved with before but it is certainly one I hope to get to work in again. Timings were important on this one as the client had to be in and fitting out in sufficient time so that they could be up and running for the start of their strict filming schedule. When lockdown happened partway through, the landlord’s contractors had to down tools and leave the site – it looked like all bets were off. But luckily once restrictions eased sufficiently for the works to be completed, our client’s surveyor was able to get onsite to complete the extensive schedule of condition. Once that was finalised, we were finally able to complete the lease.

Working alongside Tom Gibbons of Burston Cook and Kevin Perriment of hdp Associates, we achieved a fantastic result for our client. I can’t wait to get to see the building in action once production is up and running”.

Helen Brewer is a Senior Solicitor in the Commercial Property team at AMD Solicitors. She has extensive experience in all commercial property related transactions across a number of different sectors. If you wish to discuss any aspect of commercial property, please get in touch by email at or by telephone on 0117 974 4100.

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