Sky wins planning approval for new UK studios complex, which bosses say will create more than 2,000 jobs
Sky has won planning approval for a UK studios complex, paving the way for thousands of jobs.
Construction of the state-of-the-art facility, which will be built in Hertfordshire near the famous Elstree studios, can now begin.
The broadcaster, owned by US media conglomerate Comcast, has said the complex will create more than 2,000 jobs and is expected to attract £3billion of investment in its first five years.
Action: An artist’s impression of studios complex Sky is planning to build in Hertfordshire near the famous Elstree studios which has now received planning approval
The development – which is being financed by Legal & General – will have 12 sound stages and be equivalent in size to 22 football pitches.
Hertsmere Borough Council approved the application at a meeting on Wednesday night.
Caroline Cooper, Sky Studios’ finance chief, said: ‘This is a vote of confidence for the UK’s creative industries and a fantastic opportunity for jobs and investment.’