Scottish producer Gillian Berrie of Sigma Films has revealed plans to develop Film City Glasgow in the city's Govan Town Hall.

Backed by Scottish Enterprise Glasgow, Glasgow City Council and the European Regional Development Fund, the £3m project was inspired by Zentropa's facilities in Denmark - Film City Copenhagen.

A 6,500 square metre listed building, the site has two auditoriums, vast office space and enormous cellars and was used during the filming of Lynne Ramsay's debut feature Ratcatcher.

Berrie intends it to become 'the hub of filmmaking in Glasgow' housing production company offices and production facilities.

Work is currently underway to establish full post-production services in the upper floors. Companies expected to join Sigma at Film City Glasgow include Gabriel Films, Big Fish Casting, Savalas, Serious Facilities and the Producer Centre Offices of the Glasgow Film Office.

Film City Glasgow is currently being used for the Pathe Pictures production Natural History directed by Shona Auerbach and starring Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler.

Berrie was the producer of The Last Great Wilderness, to be released in the UK on May 9 and has a long-established connection with Zentropa. She was the co-producer of Lone Scherfig hit Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, shot in Glasgow, and is co-producer of Lars Von Trier's Dogville and associate producer of David Mackenzie's Young Adam both of which are expected to premiere at Cannes.