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BBC London Building : Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House London, England, UK – design by Val Myer, architect

6 Jun 2013

BBC – Broadcasting House

Location: Regent Street, north of city centre
1932
Design: Val Myer

BBC Broadcasting House London

BBC New Broadcasting House – new images + info, 7 Jun 2013
BBC New Broadcasting House
photo © Eric Laignel

Address: BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA

New photos, from Sep 2012:
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photos © Adrian Welch

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BBC Broadcasting House Phase 2

In 2011 the BBC will begin to broadcast from their new headquarters off Oxford Circus in London. Located next to the existing Broadcasting House, the building is set to become a landmark in Central London and a familiar sight to viewers around the world, forming the backdrop to television broadcasts. It is a key project in the BBC’s strategy to rationalise its property portfolio by 2020.

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photos © Hufton & Crow

Set over 13 floors, with a combined area of 50,000m², the building will house all of the BBC’s radio, news and World Service programmes. The project was delivered within budget and has provided the BBC with a building which is a suitable home for the world’s most famous broadcasting corporation.

The internal architecture has been carefully designed to be as efficient as possible, delivering a high quality work environment which has maximised the building’s tight footprint and will allow for future flexibility. Large light-filled atria, dramatic staircases and colourful exposed lift shafts are some of the architectural features which enliven the building, inspiring and uplifting visitors and staff alike.

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photos © Nick Weall

The newsroom is one of the largest in the world and is the central focus of the building. It is flooded with light and is visible from a new public bar along Portland Street, giving the public an unparalleled view of the fast-paced world of the live news broadcasting.

Sheppard Robson was appointed as the architect for the project in November 2005 and was tasked with redesigning the original MacCormac Jamieson Prichard design from Stage C.

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photos © Simon Kennedy

BBC Broadcasting House Phase 2 – Building Information

Client: Bovis Lend Lease
Completion: 2010
Size: 50,000m²

BBC Broadcasting House Phase 2 images / information from Sheppard Robson

BBC – Broadcasting House redevelopment
2003-10
MJP Architects – Sir Richard MacCormac [MacCormac Jamieson Prichard Architects]
from early 2006
Sheppard Robson Architects

MJP Architects designed and delivered Phase 1 – Broadcasting House and the John Peel Wing, and also achieved planning for the whole site.

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photos © Nick Weall

Original BBC Building – principal facade, facing south down Regent Street:
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photo © Adrian Welch

Photos of the new BBC Building:
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Photos of the original BBC Building:
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photos © Adrian Welch

Broadcasting House redevelopment architects : Sheppard Robson Architects

Adjacent to Broadcasting House is

All Souls Church, Langham Place
1823
Design: John Nash, architect
All Souls Church building
photo © Adrian Welch

All Souls Church
Very unusual circular church with sharp needle-like steeple. All Souls Church is the only building that survives in Regent Street that was designed by John Nash

Opposite Broadcasting House is

Langham Hotel, Regent Street:
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photos © Adrian Welch

Broadcasting House redevelopment initial architects : MJP – MacCormac Jamieson Prichard

BBC Building, White City, West London
1960
Design: Graham Dawbarn of Norman & Dawbarn
BBC Building
photo © Adrian Welch

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