Sedley Place has designed two flexible restaurant and entertainment spaces for Sky’s flagship Osterly campus in West London, which together can seat 230 staff.
The Kitchen is housed in the Believe in Better Building, designed by Arup Associates and aims to deliver “a world-class working and creative environment” according to Sedley Place, which says it was required to harness this ambition in the new dining spaces.
Both The Kithcen and The Loft have been created to offer Sky staff more than their previous restaurant, diner and deli options.
The new restaurant spaces can be reconfigured with furniture stowed or taken away for social events and the space can adapt to host live music. If it is being used for meetings tables can be joined together.
The kitchen has a post-industrial look with exposed structures, suspended lighting and curved banquette seating.
Sedley Place says it has been softened with an acoustic design that will absorb sound so conversations can be kept private and the atmosphere “intimate and personal.”
A maître d’ will seat people dining and the space will have the look and feel of a “fashionable high street restaurant” according to the consultancy.
The Loft has rooftop views and a studio feel, which amplifies the exposed timber structure. Oiled timber floors, a steel-panelled bar, and counters with suspended industrial lighting completes the look.
At the front of the loft bar a mosaic of brick pattern tiles has been integrated and seating is made up of high tables, small clusters and a long upholstered banquette table. Sliding windows open out onto a “year round” roof top deck.
Mick Nash, managing director at Sedley Place says: “Sky doesn’t just want catering; it wants to inspire and make its people feel looked after. We chose the furniture, fittings and overall design to create an ambiance that appealed to both hearts and minds, and to complement Gather & Gather’s excellent food offer.