Sky Studios Elstree time capsule ceremony

To celebrate the build of Sky Studios Elstree, the new 13-sound stage film and TV studio in Hertsmere, a time capsule has been buried right at the heart of the site and will be marked with a special paving slab.

The time capsule contains over 100 entries from local schools in response to the Sky challenge to imagine what TV might look like in 100 years, and a selection of pictures from Sky Studios Elstree’s official Photographer-in-Residence, Keith Armstrong, who has been recording the build right from the first shovel into the ground.

Potter Raper joined Sky, Legal & General, BAM Construct UK, and students from Saffron Green Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts, as well as Rt. Hon Oliver Dowden (MP for Hertsmere), Councillor Morris Bright (Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council), Councillor Jeremy Newmark (Leader of the Opposition) and Dan Ozarow (Ward Councillor) to commemorate this significant event.

Students and councillors signed the outside of the time capsule before it was sealed for 100 years and placed into the ground. It will be very interesting to see if some of the student’s ideas, such as people being able to control TV with their minds, the world’s smallest ever TV and a holographic bracelet, will become a reality one day.

Caroline Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, Sky Studios says “This time capsule marks a historic moment for us as we become the newest studio facility to open our doors in an area with such a rich heritage of film and TV. We hope this event has inspired some of the young people who took part to consider a career in film and TV, and we look forward to working with young, local talent even more.”

This event follows Sky Studio Elstree’s ambition to become a training ground for the next generation of TV and film talent after they recently launched a ground-breaking training programme. To find out more about early career opportunities at Sky visit

We are so proud to be part of such a prestigious project, acting as Project Managers, Employer’s Agents, Quantity Surveyors, and Principal Designers.

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