BSkYB opens “greenest studios”

Broadcasting started this week from the new Sky Studios facility in Osterley, hailed by the broadcaster as the “world’s greenest broadcasting centre”.

Around 1,300 permanent and production staff are expected to transfer to the new facility, which contains eight studios, 45 edit suites and four audio suites. It was designed by Arup Associates and built by Bovis Lend Lease.

It has many “green” features, like natural ventilation, a biomass-fuelled combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP), an onsite wind turbine, and rainwater harvesting systems.

“As well as being the most sustainable broadcast facility of its kind in Europe, Sky Studios will also be the most technologically advanced,” said Alistair Watters, delivery director at Sky, in a statement. “This project is set to change both the way we work and the scope of the content we deliver.”

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