BAM has been selected by Legal & General, Sky and NBCUniversal for its expertise in constructing large scale projects and it will optimise the design for sustainability, including sourcing materials that are local and low carbon. The project will use circular economy approaches to reduce waste over the Studios’ lifetime.
Once operational, Sky Studios Elstree will not use gas or fossil fuels to power day-to-day running of the site – instead it will source renewable energy with the capability to generate up to 20% of energy on-site through solar energy. BAM Energy, part of BAM Construct UK, is assisting Sky to maximise the solar energy that is generated and used by the new studios.
In addition, Sky Studios Elstree will not allow any single-use plastic in its operations on site and has planned for how cast and crew will use the studio on a day-to-day basis, including green spaces and landscaping across the development. Sky will also harvest rainwater for use around the site.
The design for the new studios is being delivered by UMC Architects, Fairhurst and Hoare Lea, with Potter Raper Partnership undertaking the quantity surveying and project management of the scheme.