BBC Television Centre to house new office space
Plans for the redevelopment of the iconic BBC Television Centre, which includes office space for the creative sector has been revealed by the architects leading the project, Allford Hall Monahan Morris (AHMM).
The plans will see the building - known as television factory – incorporated into a £500m development scheme that includes public open spaces, housing, leisure facilities, a hotel, heritage attractions and even a farmers market.
The new scheme falls within the White City Opportunity Area in Hammersmith & Fulham; an area envisioned for creative industries and bio-medical research companies as well as new housing.
The BBC will continue to occupy 20% of the new scheme once completed, with hopes of attracting promising new creative industries and businesses into taking up office space there.
Stanhope Plc, the property development tasked to carry out the redevelopment work, have joined forces with the BBC in creating a joint venture company – TVC Developments - to deliver the project on time, and to identify further BBC legacy projects going forward.
Commenting on the new development plans, Stanhope Plc chief executive, David Camp 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.
“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."