THE new Game of Thrones studio tour in Banbridge is expected to employ up to 200 people and provide a £400 million tourist spend boost for the north by 2030, a new report has revealed.
Linen Mill Studios, one of the key production sites for the global television phenomenon, is to reopen this autumn as a new tourism attraction in partnership with HBO.
The total investment in the project is expected to be around £23.7m.
Linen Mill Studios is owned by Northern Ireland group John Hogg and Company, which also owns Ulster Weavers. Originally a flax trading firm, John Hogg is now a major player in producing dyes and markers for the petroleum industry.
The legacy project on the Castlewellan Road was first announced in late 2018, but with planning applications now lodged, more detail has emerged on the scale of the development.