BDG architecture and design were appointed by Sky to create ‘Digital Centre of Excellence’ Northern hub for Sky. BDG worked with Sky to review a number of buildings in Leeds leading to the selection and development of an occupation strategy of three buildings along the dock side in Leeds.
BDG undertook the Cat A and B design of the new centre to accommodate over 700 staff in a total of 6,500m2 of space.
The buildings were double height empty shells, previously retail units in a mixed-use development. BDG worked with Sky to develop the internal cores, new mezzanine floors, vertical circulation and flexible workspace creating a dynamic campus with a ‘tech start-up’ mentality, to attract and retain new staff from technology graduates to experienced digital delivery professionals.
Specialist facilities include small live to air tv studio; edit suites; user experience lounge and test labs alongside the workplace and support functions of the office.