Sky says new super studios will be the greenest in the world: Elstree complex will use electric vehicles, solar panels and collected rainwater
Sky’s new UK studios will be the most eco-friendly film and TV hub in the world, it claims.
The blockbuster development at Elstree, near London, will cost hundreds of millions of pounds and host companies owned by Sky and fellow Comcast-controlled businesses Universal Pictures, NBC and Dreamworks Animation.
It will be ‘carbon neutral’, rely on renewable energy, and have enough battery storage for 25 per cent of its power needs.
An artist’s impression of Sky’s planned new studios at Elstree which will will be ‘carbon neutral’ and have enough battery storage for 25 per cent of its power needs
It will use electric vehicles, solar panels and collect rain for water.
Gary Davey, chief executive of Sky Studios, said: ‘Even the electricity used by the actors’ trailers is going to be renewable.’
Sky said the site, with 12 sound stages, will open in 2022.
It expects to create more than 2,000 jobs and lead to more than £3billion of production investment in the UK over five years.