Believe in better communal space
Sky has recently unveiled two new recreational spaces at its media campus in Osterley, West London. Implemented by creative consultancy Sedley Place, the new social spaces are intended to offer the flexibility and informality which has become associated with the Sky brand.
‘The Loft’ and ‘The Kitchen’ have each been designed to have a post-industrial, exposed feel with soft material ensuring a feeling of intimacy is present for employees spending leisure time there. Catering company Gather & Gather provide food and refreshment for each social area. The Kitchen’s menu of high quality and authentic British produce is a continuation of the urban-inspired social space, with its artistic design juxtaposed with waiting staff service.
Using a distinctive typeface and branding already developed by Sedley Place for seven other Sky office across the country, a sense of unity is created in The Kitchen which underpins the company’s ‘Believe In Better’ strapline.
Where The Kitchen has been designed to replicate the atmosphere of a high-end restaurant, a Mediterranean-inspired menu in The Loft inspire a more informal, studio feel. The offer of after-work beverages and features such as suspended industrial lighting are intended to generate a moder vibe on the West London campus. Including an on-site restaurant concept such as The Loft within Sky’s new Believe in Better building – designed by London-based consultancy ARUP – reflect a brand with inclusivity and ambience at the heart of its operations.
Nick Green, director of the Property Service Group at Sky, says, “We wanted The Kitchen and The Loft to be far more than just places for employees to grab a quick lunch. When the right food and the right interior design come together it creates something really quite special and this is what Sedley Place have helped us to deliver.”