Sky Studios, Elstree
Legal and General Investment Management
Project Manager, Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor, Principal Designer
12 Film Studios, 2 Production Support Buildings, Support Offices, Multi-storey Car Park, Visitor Centre
Circa £170 million
1 year 6 months (estimate)
JCT Design & Build 2016 with Legal and General Standard Amendments
The proposed development represents a significant new investment in the UK and European creative economy and will be made with the backing of Sky’s new owner Comcast and in partnership with sister-company NBCUniversal.
The site is located to the east of Borehamwood Town Centre and it covers an area of approximately 11.6 hectares. It is bounded on the east and west sides by the A1 (Barnet Bypass) and Rowley Lane respectively. The majority of the site is open land, although the western part of the site is mostly hardstanding.
The site is identified as ‘Safeguarded Land for Employment Development’ by Hertsmere Borough Council. The plans for Sky Studios Elstree will generate significant employment, which fits with the Local Council’s aspirations.
Legal & General will develop its site and provide financing for the project. The project comprises a total of 585,483sq ft (54,391m2) gross internal building area. The building types include Sound Stages, Production Support buildings, POB Offices, Multi Storey Car Park and a Visitor/Admin Centre.
The external site works will include the creation of Base Camp areas, access roads and hardstanding for new utilities connections and areas of parking and storage for cars and cycles. Provision for storage and charging of electric buggies will also be included, any electric buggies are excluded from any cost plans. External works will also include security fencing, gates and turnstiles, soft and hard landscaping, mains services along with foul and surface water drainage.