Description of Television Centre
Television Centre is a new mixed use development site in White City, London W12.
The regeneration of the iconic Television Centre will provide 950 homes, offices for the creative industries and a wide range of leisure facilities.
The apartments at Television Centre are made up of collections in The Helios and The Crescent buildings.
Interior architecture and design by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. Show apartments are designed by Suzy Hoodless.
Joint selling agents for apartments are Savills and Strutt&Parker.
Anticipated completion from Q4 2017 to Q4 2018.
- 24-hour concierge;
- Private terrace;
- Private gardens designed by landscape architects Gillespies;
- House Gym from Soho House with equipment, an 18.5m pool, steam room, sauna, fitness and yoga studios, and a spa;
- Screening room will show the latest films and sporting events, and will also be available to hire for private screenings;
- Dining rooms;
- Private residents' lounge;
- The forecourt outside Television Centre will have al fresco dining from our great range of restaurants.
1. The Helios - Encircling apartments arranged around the famous courtyard and statue.
The Helios Garden Apartments have been designed to take full advantage of the landscaped private gardens, with large
windows and generous inset balconies on the outer edge of The Helios.
2. The Crescent - apartments with views over the private gardens, Hammersmith Park, or both from dual aspect
3. 2 Television Centre - Designed by AHMM, the 10-storey Grade A office building with 2 basement levels includes:
- 280,000 sq ft of new grade A office accommodation
over 9 large and open floors;
- 3-metre floor-to-ceiling heights and terraces on the upper floors;
- Café in reception with 40m high central atrium;
- 300 bicycle spaces and lockers;
- 37 car parking spaces;
- 24-hr concierge.
4. 1 Wood Crescent will provide 500,000 sq ft of new Grade A offices in west London’s new centre of gravity.
The former BBC Television Centre opened on 29th June 1960, as the BBC's first purpose-built centre for television production. It is located four miles outside central London on Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush.
The site was once used for the Franco-British exhibition of 1908.
The architect for Television Centre was Graham Dawbarn.
TV Centre features a distinctive circular main block - grouped around this circular building are the studios, linked by a covered carriage way to a scenery block which allows swift movement of scenery in and out of the studios.
The sculpture in the central garden of the building depicts Helios, the Greek god of the sun. Designed by T B Huxley-Jones, and erected in 1960 on the opening of the building, it represents the radiation of television light around the world. The two reclining figures at the bottom are sound and vision, the two components of television.
Television Centre was also home to BBC News - the News Centre opened in 1998 at the front of the building.
Before the opening of Television Centre the BBC had improvised by adapting other buildings originally designed for other purposes. The earliest examples included the two small studios at Alexandra Palace.
The development launched 23rd April 2016.
Slogan - They called it the home of British television. You can call it home.
Construction began in 2015 and enabling works commenced shortly to ensure that key elements of the first phase of the scheme will be completed and occupied in 2017.
- Alexandra Palace Television Society in YouTube