Punk Rock Comes To Newham!

Newham has played host to many fantastic projects recently and we’ve picked out some of our highlights below…


Specsavers took to the Camel Road & Drew Road Estate to shoot for a day for their latest ad campaign. Friend London Ltd contacted the Newham Film Office looking for an estate block for their hero character, a delivery man, to climb the stairs to the very top off, only to realise he’s got the wrong block! A fantastic location that consists of residential properties that are made up of both low rise and high rise blocks. The high rise buildings boast fantastic views from the walkways across Newham and the Docks including City Airport. For this shoot we obtained a donation that helps towards training and development within the borough. It is always great to be able to give back to the community when shoots like this come to the borough. Check it out below!


Footlocker are working with Hoopsfix to showcase the best of Under-19 players in the country and shining a light on UK talent with their ‘NBA All Star Energy Campaign’. Hoopsfix run a kids’ clinic for under-12s, a coaching clinic, a 3-point shootout and dunk contest as they aim to be platform that creates moments to last generations. Footlocker have been partnered with NBA for 10 years now – giving them exclusive access, opportunities and merch that doesn’t exist elsewhere. As Footlocker head into their second year of work with Hoopsfix, they took to the every popular Canning Town Underpass to shoot stills of four rising Hoopsfix All-Stars to model for their NBA All-Star shoot. Check out the details and the rising stars here and below!


Pistol is an upcoming TV mini series based on the memoir of Steve Jones, the guitarist of the legendary Sex Pistols who helped usher a punk revolution into 1970s Britain. The show follows a band of spotty, noisy, working-class kids with “no future” who shook the Establishment to its core, threatened to bring down the government and changed music and culture forever. Pistol is directed by the esteemed Danny Boyle, who is well known for this kind of gritty drama following one of his most famous directorial roles with Trainspotting.

The production contacted us back in 2021 looking for a double for both interiors and exteriors of St Martins School of Art in Central London circa mid 1970s. We offered up a Vacant Period Building in Newham and it was a hit! The production took over the location for a month to film and dressed the location as interiors of the college, a student common room where a low scale Punk Rock concert takes place and a prison visiting room. The fantastic location is a former library that has beautiful period features, allowing it to be doubled as many different types of locations. See it in action below!

Jacob Hughes-Rodgers, the Film Officer who worked on the job commented, “It is always great to have a long hire in our locations, especially when it is in one of our empty buildings such as this. We always like to offer them up to productions for meanwhile use in an interim period as it’s a great money generator for the council and shows off the borough as a film friendly location. We were delighted to have a production such as this in our borough as it exhibits the kind of versatile and attractive locations we have across the borough of Newham!”

The show premieres on FX on Hulu on May 31, 2022 – we can’t wait to see the location in action when it comes out! Check out the trailer below!

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