Surveyors get star struck at studio set

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THE work of a Waterlooville firm of chartered surveyors is being watched by millions of people, after they completed a job for the BBC soap EastEnders.

The Martin Ralph Group designed a 16,146sq ft scenery store and new dressing rooms at Elstree in Borehamwood.

New sets built for the show, to be shown in high definition, meant a new store had to be built to take the 112 set trolleys.

The 18 new dressing rooms also have a green room for child actors and accommodation for a tutor nearby.

Richard Utley, of The Martin Ralph Group, said: ‘From our point of view it has been an unusual and very rewarding project.

‘We have had some very interesting work over the past few months – working within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other government buildings in central London.

‘Working within the Borehamwood studio was something special.

‘Whilst slightly starstruck at first we became almost used to seeing the various famous faces of Walford.’