Wednesday, December 22, 2010

BBC Broadcasting House redevelopment completed

Construction work on Broadcasting House has been completed and the building handed to the BBC by developer Land Securities and building contractor Bovis Lend Lease. Redeveloping Broadcasting House has enabled the BBC to make potential savings of over £172 million from the disposal of other BBC properties in London. News teams are expected to move in during 2012, allowing the corporation to close Bush House and Television Centre.

The building’s redevelopment is part of the BBC’s 2020 Property Vision, to re-shape the BBC estate at minimum cost. Broadcasting House is located at the north end of Regent Street in London’s West End. More than 5000 staff will work at the multimedia production and broadcast centre, providing television, radio and online services.

BBC chief operating officer Caroline Thomson said: “This world-class facility will deliver public service broadcasting to a global audience and provide an accessible, public space where broadcaster and audience can meet.”
(Source: Netherlands Media Network Weblog)