Sky required a modular 25m x 25m broadcast studio for their coverage of the London 2012 Games. The two main broadcasting studios have 10m clear span windows. Their chosen site was on top of one of the Westfield buildings overlooking the Olympic Park. It was imperative that the studio maximise the views of the Park and be completely soundproofed.
ES Global’s Role – ES Global was contracted to design the transfer frame between the studio structure and the roof of the Westfield building along with project management. It took 17.5 tonnes of steelwork to transfer the load between the structure which works on a 2.072m x 2.072m grid to a 5m x 5m grid.
Project Title – BSkyB Broadcast Studio Facility
Client – BSkyB
Designer – Dirk Jager
Engineers – Keith Loscher/Momentum
Location – London, UK
Project Duration – 3 months
Project Completion – May, 2012
External Footprint Area – 625m2
Build Period – 3 weeks
Construction – Layher frame scaffolding with bespoke external composite panels, modular roof with fibre glass composite panelsLayout – 3 studios, green room, technical rooms, production rooms, toilets, showers and kitchen area