Sydney’s North Shores look set to lose another chapter of television history with reports ABC has announced a proposal to sell its Artarmon studio.
Studio 26 has 700m² of production floor space, scenery runway, production offices, kitchen, parking, art department and wardrobe facilities.
News Corp reports the notice of proposed sale states the site would be sold in its existing state and the organisation would seek leaseback arrangements for a period of time with the new buyer. The Gore Hill site operated from 1956 but after its closure was turned into the ‘Gore Hill Technology Park’ and is now home to an Ausgrid depot and a $238 million ‘data centre’ currently under construction.
Late last year Nine vacated its historic Willoughby Studios for North Sydney. ABC is also yet to announce a buyer for its former Ripponlea studios in Melbourne.
An ABC spokesman said a final decision had not been made on the proposed sale. Public feedback is only open to January 18.