Film location hire at Millbrook Proving Ground

Filming Locations

Millbrook provides great, highly secure filming locations for photo shoots and filming vehicles in action in the UK and Finland.

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 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 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.

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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. Robin Higgs - Location Manager - James Bond, Casino Royale

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 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. James Woodroffe, Executive Producer, Fifth Gear, North One Television

Off-road driving filming location with wading pond at Millbrook Proving Ground
Millbrook Mile Straight test track
Car on the High Speed Circuit at Millbrook Proving Ground
Truck on the Hill Route (aka the alpine circuit) at Millbrook Proving Ground
Vehicle benchmarking on the Hill Route alpine circuit at Millbrook Proving Ground
Defence vehicle testing on the off-road test tracks at Millbrook Proving Ground
Winter driving experience and filming location at Test World in Finland
Winter proving ground snow driving experience at Test World, Ivalo, Finland
Millbrook Proving Ground car test tracks aerial view

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. BBC - Inside Out

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.
Yes, on-site corporate catering can be organised for any numbers or any style. Alternatively we have a canteen which can be accessed during the week.
To ensure your shoot runs as efficiently as possible we will always try and position your unit base in a suitable location as close as possible to the area in which you are working.
With over 700 acres of space, parking for even the largest of crews is not a problem.
There is plenty of space available on our secure site to store vehicles or equipment.
We open 24 hours a day almost all year, we are only closed on bank holidays.
There will be at least one Millbrook chaperone (a minder) with your crew at all times, ensuring your activities are safe, controlled and carried out efficiently. Where required a site orientation is carried out at the start of your shoot for key staff (e.g. runners) to ensure that nobody gets lost.
Yes, there are two designated helicopter landing sites at Millbrook Proving Ground.
Security and customer confidentiality is of the highest priority to us. Unauthorised camera and recording equipment is strictly prohibited. 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.
A fire tender and ambulance is located on-site and is available on a shared use basis to the whole site. Qualified Millbrook staff will be available to operate this.
As every job is different, it is impossible to cover all charges here. Please contact us for a shoot-specific quotation.
Winter driving experience and filming location at Test World in Finland

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 filming vehicles on snow and ice.

More about the winter proving grounds