Only 12 miles away from the GSM Greenford campus is one of most of the most exciting industrial locations in the whole of the UK. Within its boundaries work individuals who are world leaders in their highly specialised field. They are quite simply the best money can hire.
Who are they? Where is this extraordinary place? They are the folk of Leavesden studios; the location is an old airfield and former Rolls Royce factory site. Nowadays it is far better known as home to “Warner Bros Studios & The making of Harry Potter.”
Here the skills of the computer science technician are combined with those of more traditional filmmakers. As a story of decline and rebirth, it is a case study of how out of the ruins of one industry, another can grow.
In the 1970s Rolls Royce (Aircraft Engines) was the key employer in South West Herts…
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