Millbrook provides great, highly secure TV and filming locations in the UK and Finland for photo shoots and filming vehicles in action.
In the UK, the 700 acre site is located near Milton Keynes, within easy reach of London and Birmingham. It has a huge variety of private roads, tracks, buildings, and countryside, offering the perfect film location for hire for a wide range of video, film and photo shoots.
The rolling countryside around the private road network offers natural, picturesque woods and fields, with a range of industrial and unusual buildings, including Millbrook’s own petrol station, complete with a drive-through car wash. There is a vast range of possible shoot locations on offer.
Choosing a location to film both the driving scene and the complex car crash in the James Bond "Casino Royale" film was made easy once we discovered the facilities available at Millbrook Proving Ground. The Millbrook staff were extremely accommodating and they were able to offer help and advice to ensure the actual filming went as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The finished scene looked amazing and the car crash gained lots of publicity.
Millbrook’s staff have extensive experience working with all different types of shoots from small local media photo shoots right through to big blockbuster feature films, and are able to offer the private roads and infrastructure to deal with 300 people with ease.
They can also provide as much or as little filming location support as a shoot may require - from on-site catering through to make-up rooms or temporary production offices.
You can always get a lot done in a short space of time at Millbrook, thanks to the wide variety of locations and road networks on-site. The handling circuit is well-liked by our expert road testers, while the hill route is a favourite of our directors as it doubles perfectly for a scenic public road without the usual traffic hassles. The Millbrook team make filming a pleasure. The in-house experts provided essential advice and nothing is too much trouble for the marshalls.
Your help and professionalism made it a pleasurable and very satisfying experience. Programme making for television can be complicated, especially with many elements to coordinate. The chase sequence involving the Aston Martin and the articulated lorry would not have been possible without the proper planning and communication.
We have a wide range of offices and conference rooms available for production offices and make-up rooms. We can provide drivers and vehicle hire, as well as various automotive-related equipment and expertise, such as vehicle repair workshops, specialist vehicle measurement instrumentation and equipment, mechanics and engineers. Our on-site maintenance team can provide mechanical and electrical support, as well as earth moving, ground maintenance and wet-down facilities.
We are open 24 hours a day almost all year, we are only closed on bank holidays.
Security and customer confidentiality is of the highest priority to us. Unauthorised camera and recording equipment is strictly prohibited on our private roads and other facilities. Entry onto the site is by invitation only, and the site is fully enclosed and manned by our own highly trained security officers 24/7.
As every job is different, it is impossible to cover all charges here. Please contact us for a shoot-specific quotation for private road filming.
Filming at Test World
Millbrook’s site in Finland is Test World. 1,300 acres of test tracks are nestled within untamed Lappish wilderness, well served by numerous hotels, restaurants and excellent flight connections. Situated 300km north of the Arctic Circle, it is ideal for private road filming of vehicles on snow and ice.