With construction due to ﬁnish in the second half of 2022, Sky Studios Elstree is set to revolutionise the way English ﬁlm and television is produced. The facility will be the centre in the UK for new film and television projects from Sky and NBCUniversal, building on the local area's strong heritage in the screen arts.
The Group's scope on this project included the supply, fabrication and erection of c.6,500 tonnes of structural steelwork, which was fabricated at our Ballinamallard facility. Severﬁeld also facilitated full connection design, fabrication, and installation of metal decking, 67 steel staircases, 4,500 metres of high-level walkways, 11 precast concrete lift cores, 15 precast staircases, as well as cold rolled systems and open grid ﬂoors – all of which will help towards the ambition to build the most sustainable film and TV studios in the world.
Structural steelwork was chosen as the framing solution for this large project because of its ability to create flexible column-free spaces with spans of up to 54-metres long.
On completion, the studio will span c.60,000 square feet, an area greater than 17 football pitches, across eight steel-framed buildings and stand 20-metres tall at its highest point.
The facility will provide over 560,000 square feet of production space, housing 13 sound stages.