Television Centre (TVC) has a special place in the heart of the nation – the forecourt and famous wall of Studio 1 are well known as they have been featured regularly on our screens over the last 6 decades.
In 2012, a new partnership was formed between the BBC and Stanhope Plc to breathe new life into TVC; as a result Stanhope purchased the site from the BBC. There is a short-term lease back to the BBC until 31 March 2015, when Stanhope will have full vacant possession of the entire site.
The Partnership has secured approval from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham (H&F) for the refurbishment and redevelopment of TVC.
The approvals for the site consist of:
i) Stage 6 refurbishment for BBC Worldwide – granted permission on 27 March 2013
ii) Studios 1-3 refurbishment for BBC Studios and Post Production – granted on 8th July 2013, and
iii) A unanimous resolution to grant planning permission on 20 December 2013 for plans to open up and transform Television Centre into a mixed-use development.
The approvals include both Conservation Area and Listed Building consents.
For the first time, Television Centre will be opened up to the public offering entertainment and leisure facilities, public open space, offices aimed at occupiers in the creative sector providing new employment opportunities and a media business hub as well as approximately 1,000 new homes and a boutique hotel, together with pedestrian access through the site providing connectivity with the local area, including Hammersmith Park.
To see a short computer generated film of the proposed Television Centre that was shown to the Planning Committee – click below
The Partnership will continue to set out its vision for the site on this website and to engage with and update stakeholders as the plans for the site evolve and are implemented.