Major scenes from Hollywood blockbuster ‘Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw’ took place in Farnborough

The film features Dwayne ‘The Rock” Johnson, Idris Elba and Jason Statham

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.Major scenes from the Hollywood blockbuster “Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw” were filmed in Farnborough.

The film, which came out on Thursday (August 1), features A-listers including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Idris Elba and Jason Statham and becomes the latest iteration of the Fast and Furious franchise.

A number of scenes were filmed at Farnborough International’s 12,000sqm Exhibition and Conference Centre.The centre, on the site of the air show, has become a popular landing spot for major film, television and photographic shoots due to its vast space, privacy and close proximity to London and Shepperton and Pinewood studios.Other major film shoots hosted in recent months include Jurassic World and multiple music videos, as well as singer Jessie J having used the spaces for rehearsals ahead of a tour.

Michael Watton, venue director, said: “Working with the film and photographic industries has proven an unexpected but very welcome diversification of our business.“We’re lucky to have a serious amount of space – a trade exhibition required a helicopter as part of a display. Recently, a 16-tonne flatbed was used to undertake a handbrake turn as part of a stunt, which was an impressive and very different use of the space.“We designed both Halls to host corporate events of all size including major exhibitions. It’s been extraordinary seeing a space that is usually filled with exhibition stands appearing in the background of scenes from blockbuster films.”

The centre includes two separate venues: Hall 1 which opened in 2018 and – in addition to its 12,000sqm, 10 metre high hall – has a number of other spaces of varying size; and Hall 5 which is entirely self-contained and includes a 3,150sqm clear span space.It is located on a large but relatively empty site which has power and water facilities to accommodate a unit base. Ancillary areas include access to toilets, service road, kitchens and exterior car parks. Its popularity has risen due to the proximity to other studios reducing accommodation costs.

A spokesman for Farnborough International was not able to confirm how many days of filming took place at the conference centre.

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