Stanhope to start £500m BBC TV Centre job next year

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Developer Stanhope has signed a deal with hotel chain Soho House paving the way for work to start on its redevelopment of BBC Television Centre next April.

Soho House will design and operate part of the scheme to provide 47 bedrooms, a roof terrace, swimming pool and restaurant at the White City scheme in West London.

Soho House rooftop and pool at TVC

Stanhope gained detailed planning for the £500m mixed development last December, which will include offices, new BBC studio space, leisure facilities and 950 new homes.

The developer today revealed it will now submit a revised planning application at the end of next month incorporating the new hotel layout.

Among the updated proposals are plans to demolish Stage 4 and 5 buildings to make way for a 10-storey office building with improved facades.

BBC tv centre
Proposals for BBC Television Centre with 10-storey office building

Television Centre will be opened up to the public for the first time, and the famous forecourt remodelled for retail, leisure and entertainment uses.

The BBC will remain at Television Centre operating studios 1-3 through its commercial subsidiary BBC Studios and Post Production following refurbishment of the ‘Stage 6’ building.

Lend Lease is carrying out the £23m refurb job at Stage 6 which will enable BBC Worldwide staff to reoccupy in early 2015.

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