The £192m contract will see BAM build 13 large sound stages and production offices for film and TV productions from Sky Studios and NBCUniversal when the complex opens in 2022.
The project, which will create around 900 jobs during construction, will use circular economy approaches to reduce waste over the Studios’ lifetime.
Once operational, Sky Studios Elstree will not use gas or fossil fuels to power day-to-day running of the site – instead it will source renewable energy with the capability to generate up to 20% of energy on-site through solar energy.
BAM Energy, part of BAM Construct UK, is assisting Sky to maximise the solar energy that is generated and used by the new studios.
Sky will also harvest rainwater for use around the site.
The design for the new studios is being delivered by UMC Architects, Fairhurst and Hoare Lea, with Potter Raper Partnership undertaking the quantity surveying and project management of the scheme.
James Wimpenny, CEO BAM Construct UK, said: “This world class scheme reflects our own goals to be net zero carbon by 2030, to assist our clients in delivering net zero development and to enhance the lives of local communities, creating added social value.”