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Harlequin 1, BSkyB television studios, London

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Harlequin 1, BSkyB television studios, London

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Paving and SUDS at BSkyB in London
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Paving and SUDS at BSkyB in London
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We provided a modern looking solution, incorporating a high environmental rating and innovative drainage systems to the studio develoments in London.

Key facts

Architect: Arup Associates
Sector: Paving
Client: BSkyB
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Groundworker: P J Carey Ltd
  • Contemporary look
  • High environmental rating
  • Innovative drainage solution

Brief

The sustainably driven design for this broadcasting giant’s new residence incorporated the latest technology and product innovation. At street level, a sustainable and modern appearance was sought to compliment the building and its occupants as Europe’s first carbon neutral media organisation. 

Solution

Our Ultrapave reinforced paving was chosen principally due to its ability to replicate natural granite using a concrete mix incorporating up to 81% recycled or reclaimed aggregates. Ultrapave can also withstand fractures from vehicle overrun by incorporating steel reinforcement to prevent trip hazards.

In keeping with the buildings sustainable strategy, innovative drainage solutions were also specified by Arup Associates to mitigate flood risk in the car park area. High capacity water storage units were used to attenuate rainwater run-off, passing through pollutant controlling Permachannel units laid in the large standing asphalt area.

Our suite of sustainable hard landscaping solutions helped the Harlequin 1 building set benchmarks in sustainable architecture.

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Harlequin 1, BSkyB television studios, London

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