Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport opens Sky’s new Innovation Centre

Thursday 24 November 2022
  • Secretary of State welcomes Sky’s contribution to the UK’s cultural economy
  • New office building will be home to 600 staff on Sky’s campus in West London

Today, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP officially opened Sky’s new Innovation Centre located on its Osterley campus.

Dana Strong, Group CEO, Sky, said: “I’m delighted to welcome the Secretary of State to open Sky’s new Innovation Centre on our London campus. Sky is part of the UK’s thriving cultural economy. We employ tens of thousands of people here and our new Innovation Centre shows that our commitment to UK technology and talent has never been stronger.”

Michelle Donelan MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, said: “It is my mission to give people the skills they need for the high-quality, well-paid jobs of the future - so it is great to see companies like Sky investing to train up our next generation of software and app developers and tech engineers. Innovation is what Britain does best, and it is at the heart of the government's priorities for growth."

This latest addition to Sky’s headquarters in West London expands and deepens its commitment to power the UK’s cultural economy and technology sector.

Sky’s campus is home to over 8,000 staff, including its dedicated studios for Sky News and Sky Sports.The new Innovation Centre houses 600 tech engineers, and software and app developers creating the next generation of Sky’s technology and platforms, and is also Sky’s first fully net zero carbon building with over 473 sqm of solar photovoltaic panels.

On her visit, the Secretary of State also took part in a Sky Up Academy Studios session with a group of school children who used Sky’s cutting edge digital technology to create their own TV content, build their storytelling skills and learn about the roles in the creative industry.

Notes to editors:

Dana Strong, Group CEO, Sky, with Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, as she officially opens Sky’s new Innovation Centre, located on its Osterley campus in West London.

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