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Sky's new state-of-the-art film and television studio.

Location:
Borehamwood, London

Client:
Legal & General

Main contractor:
BAM Construction

Engineer:
Fairhurst

Architect:
UMC Architects

Tonnage:
6,500 tonnes

Completion date:
October 2022

The project

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.