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on 7th November 2018.
Introducing a collection of bespoke apartments designed exclusively for Television Centre by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Coffey Architects, Haptic and Piercy & Company.
Premium Apartments and Penthouses from £2.4m. Contact Strutt & Parker to register your interest.
06/11/2018 20:51 by Buildington
Stanhope, Mitsui and AIMCo have completed on the 212,000 sq ft letting at Television Centre to Publicis Media, which is the biggest office letting in London so far in 2018.
The offices at Television Centre are now 100% let and the profile, landscape and reputation of White City, like King’s Cross before it, as a key urban hub in London is transformed.
Publicis Media will occupy 212,000 square feet across seven floors of the new office building 2 Television Centre with each agency brand – Starcom, Zenith, Digitas, Spark Foundry, Blue 449 and Performics – on separate floors with their own distinct brand personality, culture and secure space. Each brand will have easy access to the shared services offered by the company’s expert practices and support functions.
Read more at televisioncentre.com.
10/07/2018 17:01 by Buildington
Publicis Media is said to be moving to Television Centre along with its six media agency brands, supporting practices and more than 2,000 staff.
Publicis Media will occupy 212,000 sq ft across seven floors of the new office building 2 Television Centre with each agency brand – Starcom, Zenith, Digitas, Spark Foundry, Blue 449 and Performics – on separate floors with their own distinct brand personality, culture and secure space. Importantly, each brand will have easy access to the shared services offered by the company’s expert practices and support functions.
Neighbours at the development include the BBC who have three working studios on the historic site as well as ITV Studios who broadcast Daytime TV from Television Centre, the headquarters of both The White Company and BBC Worldwide, residential apartments and the newly-opened Soho House club, White City House and its 45 bedroom hotel.
14/05/2018 15:06 by Buildington
Television is now back at Television Centre, featuring The Jonathan Ross Show.
Switch off in the comfort of your new home. Ready this Christmas.
Studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments from £645,000.
New release 23 September 2017
Via Homes & Property 13.09.2017 homesandproperty.co.uk
14/09/2017 13:28 by Buildington
ITV’s The Jonathan Ross Show and It Takes Two, the Strictly Come Dancing spin-off, have agreed contracts with BBC Studioworks to use the revamped studio and post-production facilities at the new Television Centre.
BBC Studioworks will open 3 refurbished studios and post-production facilities on 1 September 2017, when both shows will commence.
It Takes Two, presented by Zoe Ball, will use the facilities for 60 episodes, with 4 live episodes and one recorded episode each week, completing in December 2017.
The Jonathan Ross Show will use the studios for 12 episodes and finish in November 2017.
Read more at televisioncentre.com.
26/05/2017 07:01 by Buildington
New release of park-facing 1,2, and 3 bedroom apartments from £750,000.
Sales launch Saturday 25 February 2017.
Via advert in Homes & Property, Evening Standard 1.2.2017
03/02/2017 09:12 by Buildington
Bluebird Café is joining Television Centre from this winter. The new 5,000 sq ft site will include a café, bar, deli and an outdoor terrace.
Bluebird has been a landmark restaurant, café and retail venue at 350 Kings Road in Chelsea for 20 years.
Originally the home of the Bluebird Motor Company in 1923, its famous café and courtyard have become Chelsea’s number one place to see and be seen, and the Restaurant has become an institution on the London dining scene.
Alistair Shaw, Managing Director of Television Centre, commented: ‘We are excited to be able to announce that Bluebird will open its second ever site at Television Centre this year. As one of the most iconic names in London’s world-leading restaurant scene, this opening sets the tone for what will be a fantastic mix of experiences at Television Centre and in the wider £8bn regeneration of the White City area. We are pleased to be working with an operator of Des’ calibre, passion and track record, and look forward to welcoming Bluebird’s customers this winter when Television Centre opens to the public for the first time.
10/01/2017 11:53 by Buildington
The Television Centre development team celebrated two of its phase one residential buildings reaching their highest point on Tuesday, reports architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
The event was attended by clients Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and Aimco, as well the design and construction team.
Television Centre is Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ largest masterplanning project transforming the former home of the BBC to create a new mixed-use quarter – including 950 new homes - within the historic west London landmark.
Source: AHMM www.ahmm.co.uk
24/11/2016 07:50 by Buildington
Pergola on the Roof will open at the Television Centre from November 3rd - 23rd December.
London’s most renowned rooftop dining experience will be returning to White City to completely transform the top of Television Centre into this winter’s enchanting Nordic Winter forest, with four exciting partner restaurants to be revealed.
The 600 capacity venue will be redesigned as a warm and cosy hide-out in the Scandinavian wilderness, protected from the elements in a clear-walled, weatherproof dome, where guests will be sheltered from the second they join the queue.
Visit pergolaontheroof.com for bookings and further information.
01/10/2016 10:25 by Buildington
New release at Television Centre on Saturday 24th September 2016 - launching from the Sales Pavilion.
1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Prices from £750,000.
Register on the development website!
08/09/2016 15:34 by Buildington
Television Centre is launching 23rd April 2016! Prices from £700,000*.
Contact selling agents Strutt & Parker or Savills to register your interest today!
30/03/2016 17:26 by Buildington
To celebrate the start of the project’s construction, developers Stanhope and construction manager, Mace, held a ceremony last week with 150 guests to mark the occasion.
The site team placed concrete in the first pile on Plot C. Project investors Mitsui Fudosan and Canadian investment fund manager, AIMco also attended the event.
Jon Foster, Mace Project Director at Television Centre, said:
“A big thanks to everyone who has come today and been part of the project’s first milestone. This is a great project to be part of and Mace is looking forward to getting stuck in and progressing with the construction work. This is an important community project and there is some great history here which we are going to preserve and improve for future generations.”
Alastair Shaw, Stanhope’s Managing Director of Television Centre, said:
“This development is really exciting because the building isn’t just going to contain apartments or office space, but it will be a mixed use redevelopment, including film and production studios that will be retained as part of its history, and still be used by television and production companies.”
03/12/2015 08:59 by Buildington
Mikhail Riches has won the competition to design twenty new townhouses for Television Centre development, reports Stanhope.
The contest was organised by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the leading architect on the project.
Mikhail Riches’ co-founder David Mikhail said:
‘This project perfectly combines the two sides of our practice, our work on private, one-off houses and our housing work.’
The practice said the two rows of terraced homes shared a ‘common façade onto the public triangle’ at the front but responded ‘very differently’ at the rear, with those situated closest to the railway track designed as courtyard-style homes.
Ron German, director of Stanhope said:
‘We are delighted that Mikhail Riches will be joining the team to create 20 new townhouses at Television Centre, showcasing the very best in British design.
‘The new homes will be set around a large open space to complement the rest of the mixed-use redevelopment, as well as the wider White City community.
‘With up to 5,000 high quality new homes, 400 shops and 30 acres of public space, White City will be a new destination at the heart of West London.’
13/10/2015 12:55 by Buildington
More than 130 of the first 164 flats at the BBC's former Television Centre have already been snapped up by buyers, reports Evening Standard.
The development will be officially up for sale next April. The prices for the homes start from around £500,000. The penthouses cost around £7m.
Source: London Buyers Rush to Snap Up Flats at Former Television Centre, Evening Standard, Monday 12th October 2015
13/10/2015 12:53 by Buildington
Artangel’s latest commission, The Two Eyes are Not Brothers by British artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers, is now open to the public at Television Centre until 31 August.
Award-winning artist Ben Rivers has created a multi-projection, site-specific work in the vacant Drama Block building at Television Centre in White City, which is being redeveloped into a mixed-use scheme by Stanhope.
Set among the spaces previously used by the BBC to construct scenery and props for television drama since 1960, the abstracted footage of The Two Eyes are Not Brothers is projected inside a sequence of found interiors and new structures built from redundant film sets. The project will be the first public event at Television Centre since its closure in 2012.
Alistair Shaw, Managing Director of Television Centre, said: “We are delighted to host Artangel at Television Centre, reflecting both the cultural history and future of this historic site. It is particularly fitting that our first public event at Television Centre will animate a space that for many years was used by the BBC to create scenery and props for some of Britain’s favourite TV programmes.
“We look forward to opening the doors for members of the public to come and see Artangel’s latest installation here in the heart of an evolving White City, a new centre of gravity for London.”
Since winning a commission from Artangel and BBC Radio 4’s Open call for British artists in 2013, Rivers has developed multiple narratives for The Two Eyes are Not Brothers, at the heart of which is an adaptation of A Distant Episode, the short story set in Morocco by American author Paul Bowles, first published in 1947.
Michael Morris and James Lingwood, Co-Directors of Artangel, said: “The former Drama Block at Television Centre makes the perfect location in which to project Rivers’ filmic fragments. Artangel is thrilled to be working in White City at such an exciting moment of transition.”
“Wood Lane is fast becoming one of the most creative and dynamic places in London” said Cllr Andrew Jones, Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
“We applaud Stanhope’s commitment to the arts during Television Centre’s renovation and we hope that White City will become an even better place in which to live, work, shop and enjoy the arts.”
The Two Eyes are Not Brothers is co-commissioned with the BFI and Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery.
For more details, visit: www.artangel.org.uk/benrivers
Source: Stanhope www.stanhopeplc.com
02/07/2015 09:45 by Buildington
Mitsui Fudosan UK has increased its equity share in the first phase of the redevelopment of Television Centre, White City, and now holds a 75 per cent stake, with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) holding the remaining 25 per cent in the asset. Stanhope retains its ownership in the second phase of the development and remains as development manager for Television Centre.
Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo, advised by CBRE's Capital Advisors Team, have agreed a deal with two major Japanese banks, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, to provide a total of £350m of development funding.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson approved revised plans for the scheme in March. The £1bn first phase of redevelopment will deliver over 1 million sq. ft. of space comprising 432 residential units and 550,000 sq. ft. of office space. It will also include a gym, cinema, cafes and restaurants, as well as the Soho House club with rooftop pool and a 47-room boutique hotel. The opening in 2017 will coincide with the expansion of Westfield to include a new John Lewis department store right opposite the site, as well as the Imperial West Campus on Wood Lane.
Hideto Yamada, Managing Director of Mitsui Fudosan (UK) Ltd, commented:
"This restructuring deal is a clear testament to our commitment and confidence in Television Centre and delivering an attractive, high quality mixed-use scheme together with our development partner Stanhope. With these elements now in place, demolition is well underway on this exciting regeneration scheme."
David Camp, Chief Executive of Stanhope plc, said:
"This is a fantastic next step in the regeneration of Television Centre. Mitsui's extended commitment is a strong endorsement of White City's position as the new centre of gravity for west London."
19/06/2015 17:11 by Buildington
Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan have received a resolution to grant planning permission from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham planning committee for the revised plans for the redevelopment of the Television Centre in west London.
The revised plans for a mixed use development – including a new Soho House club, 950 homes, office accommodation, hotel and other leisure uses – were submitted in May 2014. The revisions agreed include the demolition of the existing Stage 4 and 5 office buildings and their replacement with a more sustainable and efficient new ten storey office building with improved facades, designed by architects AHMM. This new building will incorporate the club together with 47 bedrooms, a roof terrace and swimming pool for Soho House. At ground level there will be a mix of independent restaurants, shops and cafes.
A change in use from residential to commercial has also been approved for a new nine storey office building fronting Hammersmith Park on the site of the old BBC restaurant block, with an overall increase in office accommodation across the site from 350,000 sq ft to 519,000 sq ft. The planning committee had previously approved Stanhope’s outline and detailed masterplan for the site in December 2013, with full planning permission granted in summer 2014.
Alistair Shaw, Stanhope’s Managing Director of Television Centre, said:
“Over the last year, we have been working very constructively with Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the BBC to realise our vision for Television Centre as a new centre of gravity in west London. We will now be getting on with bringing forward an exciting development of these fantastic and much loved buildings and the creation of a great place to live, work and visit as part of the regeneration of the White City area.”
The partnership with Soho House will deliver Stanhope’s vision for Television Centre as a new centre of gravity in west London. The development will pay homage to the original use of the building and keep many of the original features of the much loved listed buildings including the famous ‘doughnut’, atomic dot wall and Helios statue. Construction is due to start in April 2015.
The famous forecourt will be remodelled and enlivened by new shops, leisure and entertainment uses including a cinema, gym, restaurants and cafes, which will benefit the local community. The site will be opened up to the public for the first time with access through to Hammersmith Park.
The office space will be aimed at occupiers in the creative sector providing new employment opportunities and a media business hub.
The BBC will return to Television Centre in 2017 to operate refurbished studios 1-3 through its commercial subsidiary BBC Studios and Post Production and BBC Worldwide will move into a new home at Television Centre early in the New Year, following refurbishment of the ‘Stage 6’ building.
Source: Stanhope www.stanhopeplc.com
17/12/2014 11:06 by Buildington
Mace has been appointed to deliver the £400m redevelopment of the BBC Television Centre.
The iconic building will be transformed into a major mixed-use development, including a business hub for the creative industries, a hotel, cinema, gym, restaurants and cafes, as well as 950-homes.
Construction is scheduled to start in 2015 and enabling works will commence shortly to ensure that key elements of the first phase of the scheme will be completed and occupied in 2017.
David Camp, Stanhope’s Chief Executive, said “For the first time in 50 years, the site will be opened up creating access through the site essential in enabling Television Centre to become the hub of an evolving district. Together with the BBC’s continuing presence on the site and the addition of Soho House, we believe that Television Centre will be a great place to live, work and visit.”
Chief Executive Officer for Mace, Mark Reynolds, said: “Continuing our long established relationship with Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan is tremendous and we are looking forward to working with AIMCo, helping everyone transform the iconic Television Centre into a vibrant new community in west London.”
Source: Mace 18.09.2014 www.macegroup.com
22/09/2014 14:27 by Buildington
Lend Lease, the integrated property and infrastructure group, has won the contract to carry out the major refurbishment of BBC Television Centre at White City in West London.
Lend Lease will carry out refurbishment work on Stage 6 of Television Centre to provide new headquarters for BBC Worldwide, the commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
The contract comes just six months after Lend Lease was awarded the project's pre-construction works, completed last month. The company's relationship with the BBC includes having previously delivered both the MediaCityUK studios in Salford and the refurbishment of Broadcasting House in London.
The central feature of the refurbished Stage 6 will be a new light-well with a bespoke ribbon-like staircase running down through the middle of the building, designed to maximise the amount of natural light in the building.
This stage will include the removal of the existing staircase, risers and lifts in the central core, followed by the creation of new risers and lift shafts.
Dan Labbad, Lend Lease's Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in Europe, said: "We are excited to be working with the BBC again, following the successful delivery of MediaCityUK in Salford and Broadcasting House in London."
"This latest success builds on the strong progress we have made during the last 12 months. We have taken major steps forward on our £1.5bn Elephant & Castle regeneration project – construction is well underway at both our One The Elephant and Trafalgar Place residential developments – and last month we won the £100m contract to build Beacon Barracks in Staffordshire for the Ministry of Defence."
Source: Lend Lease www.lendlease.com 22. January 2014
22/01/2014 12:50 by Buildington
Stanhope has received a resolution to grant planning permission from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham for its plans to open up and transform Television Centre into a mixed use development.
This will include office and studio space for the BBC, entertainment and leisure facilities, public open space, offices, housing and a boutique hotel. For the first time, Television Centre will be opened up to the public with the famous forecourt remodelled and enlivened by continuing studio activities and new public uses, together with pedestrian access through the site providing connectivity with the local area, including Hammersmith Park.
The BBC will remain at Television Centre operating three studios through its commercial subsidiary, BBC Studios and Post Production and BBC Worldwide will consolidate their new home at Television Centre, following refurbishment.
The remaining space will be aimed at occupiers in the creative sector providing new employment opportunities and a media business hub as well as approximately 1,000 new homes. There will also be a variety of public uses, including a cinema, gym, restaurants and cafes, and an enhanced experience for visitors and studio audiences.
David Camp, chief executive of Stanhope Plc, said:
“This is a major milestone in the evolution of Television Centre. We look forward to getting on with creating a vibrant quarter of London at Television Centre with an exciting mix of retail, leisure, office and residential uses, including the famous BBC Studios and BBC Worldwide’s new headquarters. Television Centre will be a great place to live, work and visit.”
Dominic Coles, BBC Director of Operations, said:
“The sale of Television Centre was a key part of the transformation of the BBC’s property portfolio which continues to save millions of pounds for licence fee payers every year. The decision last night is an important step in the regeneration of this iconic building and the BBC will continue working with Stanhope as the project develops.'
In total there will be approximately 1,000 new residential units and townhouses, including affordable housing and car parking. The ‘Drama Block’, ‘Restaurant Block’, ‘East Tower’ and Multi Storey Car Park on Wood Lane will be replaced with new residential buildings and townhouses and a ‘Village Green’ of town houses for families with private rear gardens will be created.
The BBC has leased back the site until 2015 to undertake decommissioning works and BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios and Post Production will be returning to Television Centre in refurbished accommodation from April 2015 on long occupational leases. The remainder of the site will be vacated by the BBC and handed back to Stanhope in March 2015. Enabling and infrastructure works are expected to commence in summer 2014 with demolition and early building work due to start in 2015.
Source: Stanhopeplc.com 20. December 2013
03/01/2014 12:00 by Buildington
Stanhope and the BBC have today launched their detailed plans to open up and transform Television Centre into a mixed use development including office and studio space for the BBC, complementary entertainment and leisure facilities, public open space, offices, housing and a hotel.
For the first time, Television Centre will be opened up to the public and the famous forecourt remodelled and enlivened by new retail, leisure and entertainment uses together with access through the site providing connectivity with the local area, including Hammersmith Park. The BBC will continue to have a significant presence at Television Centre: BBC Studios and Post Production will return in 2015 to operate three state-of-the-art studios to serve new television production in the South East in addition to our studios at Elstree, and provide new and enhanced facilities for BBC audiences, talent and production staff; and from 2014, BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial operation, will move into a public-facing corporate headquarters, following refurbishment of Stage 6.
The remaining office space will be aimed at occupiers in the creative sector providing new employment opportunities and there will be a variety of public uses, including a cinema, health club, restaurants and cafes, which will benefit the local community. The much-loved listed building at Television Centre will be retained. As part of opening up the site, the audience experience will be greatly enhanced, with new facilities - there are a number of emerging ideas about exactly what this audience experience might be, but nothing has yet been finalised. Stanhope and the BBC have established a joint venture company, TVC Developments Ltd, to deliver the project, to identify further BBC legacy opportunities going forward and to integrate the proposals into the wider White City Opportunity Area.
David Camp, chief executive of Stanhope Plc, said:
"Stanhope is working in partnership with the BBC to deliver a pubicly accessible mixed use remodelling of these iconic buildings and redevelopment of the adjoining land. The BBC will continue to have a significant presence at Television Centre and we will be bringing new life into the site with new public routes, spaces and uses. We will be introducing a vibrant and exciting mix of new retail, leisure, office and residential uses whilst keeping and enhancing the famous original BBC buildings and retaining keep operational BBC studios and office facilities on site. Television Centre will be a great place to live, work and visit."
Stanhope and the BBC will be holding a public exhibition on the plans at:
Reception BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12
24th April 2013 17.00-20.00
25th April 2013 14.00-20.00
27th April 2013 10.00-16.00
Source: Stanhope plc www.stanhopeplc.com 30.05.2013
30/05/2013 15:36 by Buildington
Stanhope and BBC launch masterplan vision for Television Centre
Stanhope and the BBC have today launched their vision and outline proposals to open up and transform Television Centre into a mixed use development including office and studio space for the BBC, complementary entertainment and leisure facilities, public open space, offices, housing and a hotel.
For the first time, Television Centre will be opened up to the public and the famous forecourt remodelled and enlivened by new retail, leisure and entertainment uses and access through the site providing connectivity with the local area, including Hammersmith Park. The BBC will remain at Television Centre operating studios and BBC Worldwide will consolidate their new home at Television Centre, following refurbishment. The remaining offices are aimed at occupiers in the creative sector providing new employment opportunities and there will be a variety of public uses, including a cinema, health club, restaurants and cafes, which will benefit the local community. The much loved listed buildings at Television Centre will be retained.
David Camp, chief executive of Stanhope Plc, said:
"Stanhope is working in partnership with the BBC to deliver a publicly accessible mixed use remodelling of these iconic buildings and redevelopment of the adjoining land. The BBC will continue to have a significant presence at Television Centre and we will be bringing new life into the site with new public routes, spaces and uses. We will be introducing a vibrant and exciting mix of new retail, leisure, office and residential uses whilst keeping and enhancing the famous original BBC buildings and retaining key operational BBC studio and office facilities on site. Television Centre will be a great place to live, work and visit."
The listed buildings and the remodelled forecourt, frontage and elevation of Television Centre from Wood Lane will be retained
The ‘inner ring' of Television Centre will be refurbished to provide space for a hotel and residential apartments
The current ‘Stage 4 and 5' buildings will also be refurbished to provide speculative office space, targeted at being a new media or creative hub for businesses in the area
The ‘Drama Block', ‘Restaurant Block' and Multi Storey Car Park on Wood Lane will be replaced with new residential buildings and townhouses and the ‘East Tower' will be replaced with a more slender and appropriately positioned residential building
A ‘Village Green' of town houses for families with private rear gardens will be created to the south of the site
There will be approximately 1,000 new residential units and townhouses in total, including affordable housing
RIBA award winning practice Allford Hall Monaghan Morris are Stanhope's lead architects on the project, supported by Macreanor Lavington and Duggan Morris
The Television Centre site is 14 acres and was the former site of the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition. It officially opened in June 1960 and was designed by the architects Norman and Dawbarn and appears to be like a question mark in shape. The central ‘ inner ring' of the building and the front flank of Studio 1 are Grade II listed as special interest and these listed elements of Television Centre will be retained and enhanced, including the instantly recognisable exterior view. The site has been expanded over the last 60 years and there are currently 1.6m sq ft of existing buildings dating from the 1950s-1990s, and operates as one building from a services point of view. The site is designated for employment, media/creative and residential uses in the GLA's White City Opportunity Area Planning Framework which also envisaged the opening up of the site. The uses identified for Television Centre will complement the other regeneration sites in the White City Area.
Stanhope and the BBC will be holding a public exhibition on the outline plans at:
Reception BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, W12
5 February 2013 14.00 - 20.00
6 February 2013 10.00 - 20.00
Wood Lane Estate Community Centre, White City Close, W12
7 February 2013 16.00 - 20.00
White City Community Centre, India Road, W12
9 February 2013 10.00 - 16.00
For further information please contact Ian Lindsley on 020 7256 8912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For BBC enquiries, please contact the BBC press office on 020 8576 1865.
Stanhope Plc bought the site in July 2012 for a guaranteed consideration of £200m and its funding partners in the transaction are Mitsui Fudosan and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), who are both blue-chip, well-funded and experienced development partners. The BBC has leased back the site to Stanhope until 2015 and BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios and Post Production will be remaining at Television Centre in refurbished accommodation from April 2015 on long occupational leases. The remainder of the site will be vacated by the BBC and handed back to Stanhope in April 2015. A series of detailed and outline planning applications will be submitted by Stanhope and the BBC to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham throughout the first half of 2013. Detailed planning applications will be submitted for refurbished BBC Worldwide offices in January (Stage 6) and for BBC Studios and Post Production (‘Studios 1-3') in March and an outline planning application will be submitted in April for the new offices, hotel and residential accommodation in the main buildings and for the ‘Drama Block', the ‘Restaurant Block', Multi Storey Car Park, ‘East Tower' and the town houses. Stanhope and the BBC hope to have made significant progress on planning by the end of 2013 in order to have vacant possession and start building work in 2015.
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to exploit the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has five core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products and Global Brands. In 2011/12, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £155 million on headline sales of £1085 million and returned £216 million to the BBC.
BBC Studios and Post Production is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, providing world-class studios, post production and digital media services. It works with broadcasters and media companies, making content for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five and Sky, from the award-winning Harry Hill's TV Burp and Deal or No Deal, to EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing. It also preserves, re-masters and manages content through its digital archiving, restoration and distribution services and creates high-end visual effects.
Source: Stanhope Plc www.stanhopeplc.com 5. February 2013
05/02/2013 14:29 by Buildington
The BBC has exchanged contracts for the sale of Television Centre in West London to property developers Stanhope Plc for a total price in the order of £200m.
Contracts were exchanged on Saturday 14 July 2012. Full details of the sale will be available on completion.
The BBC put Television Centre on sale in June 2011 and has operated on the site since 1960.
17/07/2012 13:18 by Buildington
BBC is said to be in talks with both Queen's Park Rangers and Chelsea football club about the clubs moving to the site. Chelsea in particular is looking to develop a larger stadium in the west London area.
Read the full story in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/05/bbc-mulls-departure-white-city
05/10/2011 19:23 by Buildington
Will TV Centre be knocked down? Why is the BBC selling Television Centre? The Guardian has the answers: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jun/13/bbc-television-centre-sell-off1
02/07/2011 14:05 by Buildington
Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has been appointed by the BBC to market Television Centre, with the key aim of maximising its value.
Television Centre is a 14-acre freehold site in West London and the BBC is seeking expressions of interest from the market for either a conventional, freehold property sale or to explore options for a joint venture partnership.
To demonstrate the potential for the site and as an alternative to a conventional sale, a vision has been developed for repurposing Television Centre as a hub for creative businesses and a visitor destination.
The joint venture concept has the potential to create a lasting legacy for Television Centre whilst supporting the regeneration of the local area. The vision supports the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) master plan to redevelop White City, as set out in the Opportunity Area Planning Framework (OAPF) currently out for consultation.
Ezra Nahome, CEO, said: "London has fast become the world capital for prime investment and development opportunities. Television Centre is attracting considerable attention due to its iconic status, superb location and versatility. ”
For more information, please visit: www.lsh.co.uk/bbctelevisioncentre
19/06/2011 14:08 by Buildington
BBC Television Centre is currently for sale. The corporation said it was interested in a conventional sale or offers to redevelop the site as a joint venture.
14/06/2011 17:44 by Buildington