Preserving our environment for future generations
Preserving our local environment and our planet is very important to us, so we take many steps across our sites to protect, preserve, sustain and conserve for future generations.
Our new studio facilities are leading the way, by being sympathetic to our environment, winning an Award in 2019 from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.
The creation of wildlife habitats on otherwise barren rooftops, has shown that a sensitive and ambitious building strategy can lead to real benefits for people and nature. The introduction of grass roofs on nine new film stages not only recreates the meadows lost to the footprint of the new development, but has recreated suitable habitats for Skylarks to nest, feed and raise their young. The green roofs were also an opportunity to benefit many other species of wildlife and invertebrates, especially pollinating insects such as solitary bees, butterflies, hoverflies, predatory wasps and beetles.
The new development has involved much landscaping and ecological planning, below are some key stats:
- 4.3 hectares of new species rich meadows
- 1.5 hectares of new native woodlands
- 28,000 (approx.) trees and shrubs planted
- 16 hibernacula’s
- 11 bat boxes
- 1 reptile underpass