As the latest phase in the redevelopment of Sky’s campus, the new structure has been described as an architecturally striking building that will contain wellness, sustainability and environmental performance credentials.
Occupying the site of two former buildings, that have already been demolished, the new three-storey hybrid steel and cross laminated timber frame structure has been specifically designed to maximise natural light within the circa 23,400m² majority open-plan accommodation.
The raking aluminium and glass ziggurat façade supports a roof structure with a lightwell that will ensure light floods the full height atrium, while large photovoltaic panels (PV) will generate emission-free electricity.
Targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, Sky said its new innovation centre will be delivered with a significant focus on driving down embodied carbon, reducing waste through prefabrication and efficient design, and ensuring materials are responsibly sourced.
Steven McGee, Managing Director of ISG’s London Construction Business, commented: “Sky is globally recognised as a company at the forefront of innovation, and this latest investment in spaces to inspire and nurture the creativity of its teams demonstrates the company’s commitment to delivering the best possible outcome for its people and its customers. People are at the heart of the design for the new innovation centre, which is targeting a WELL Gold certification, as is consideration for the planet.
“The focus around eliminating single-use plastics and reducing carbon are key areas which could have significant positive implications on behaviours and practices across the wider industry, and we see this as a major legacy of the project.”