Sky’s the limit …

Sky’s the limit …

Fairhurst has been appointed by developer Legal & General to help deliver the proposed Sky Studios Elstree development in southern Hertfordshire. We will be the Civil, Structural, Geotechnical & Geo-environmental consultant for this exciting project which is currently progressing towards a planning submission in early 2020.

The development is scheduled to start construction in Autumn 2020, and will allow production of several film and TV shows simultaneously. The development includes:-

  • 6 no sound stage buildings comprising 12 no sound stages constructed using clear span trusses supporting grillages of secondary steel for support of access gantries as well as lighting rigs and film sets,
  • 2 no production support buildings containing workshops for the construction of the film sets,
  • 5 no production office buildings with a bespoke administration / visitor entrance building containing a 2 storey cinema / screening room, and
  • circa 1100 space multi storey car park with landscaped areas as well as “Back lot” areas for outside broadcasts and filming.

The new studio space at Elstree will provide significant capacity for Sky Studios, when it opens in 2022, to produce more original content in-house whilst also playing host to major film production companies.