Pinewood Studios has officially opened its new Q Stage.

Ben Whishaw, the latest actor to play ‘Q’ in the Bond franchise, formally opened the facility today. Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson were also in attendance.

The development comprises a 30,000 sq ft stage and 15,000 sq ft of production accommodation and workshops.

The first production to move into the stage is described only as a “large inward investment film.”

Pinewood’s Andrew Smith said: “We are thrilled that Ben took time out of his busy schedule to formally open ‘Q’ Stage. Pinewood continues to invest in its infrastructure to ensure it offers all types of production the most state of the art, secure and flexible stages possible. It is even more special to have Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson here to help celebrate and it underlines the very special relationship Pinewood and Eon Productions enjoy.”