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Stanhope launches masterplan for BBC Television Centre

TELEVISION CENTRE, WHITE CITY

Property developer Stanhope has outlined plans for BBC’s iconic Television Centre in White City that could see the building of 1,000 new homes.

Stanhope and the BBC have launched their vision to transform the Television Centre in West London that will be turned into office and studio space for the BBC, modern housing, complementary entertainment, leisure facilities and a hotel.

Listed buildings are to be retained, while the “inner ring” of the TV Centre will be converted into new apartments that will create new trade jobs as well as boost the construction industry.

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.

“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.”

  • 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

 

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Imperial College Boosts the Building Sector with New Campus

Imperial College London is giving an extra stimulus to the building engineering sector with submitting detailed plans for its redevelopment of the former BBC site on Wood Lane in White City, west London.

The new re-development will be equipped with wide-range of facilities and multi-purpose buildings meaning that a variety of construction firms will be able to benefit from the investment.

One of the leading contactors, ISG, is building the first phase of four, 10-storey accommodation blocks for 600 students on the site. The project is scheduled to be completed in August this year.

The 87,900 square meters redevelopment will include health and biomedical research centre, building for new technology start-up businesses and a four-star hotel.

In addition to the new 1, 2, and 3 bedroom private homes, which will be built on campus, Imperial College London will be built with local convenience services – including retail, pharmacy and healthcare services.

Imperial West is a new venture brining innovative ideas and modern design together. The architects of the projects are Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and PLP Architecture. The design includes a 34-storey landmark residential tower that will rise above the West London skyline.

John Anderson, Project Director for Imperial West, said: “Imperial West will enable the College to expand upon the success of its South Kensington site to create a second, open access academic campus that provides the physical infrastructure for world-class research and teaching, leading-edge facilities for business development and technology transfer, and create an attractive environment to live and work in.”

“We have refined the designs of the residential building, the academic health building and the office building to respond positively to residents’ comments as well as to the requirements of the planning authorities and Greater London Authority”.

What is your reaction on the re-development of the former BBC site in White City? Do you think Imperial College London will create more jobs and boost the building sector with its new campus? 

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