On 16 July 2012, the BBC agreed to sell the seat of its broadcasting headquarters since 1960; Television Centre. The complex had been sold to property developers Stanhope plc for around £200 million, with the BBC would retaining a continued presence at Television Centre through its commercial subsidiaries BBC Studios and Post Production, and BBC Worldwide. Don’t forget to read about the history and design of this of this development in the second part of the series
As planning began in 2014, the developers suggested that new Television Centre development would “pay homage to the original use of the building” and retain original features of the buildings including the ‘doughnut’, atomic dot wall and Helios statue. This new facility would be opened up to the public and will offer entertainment and leisure facilities, including a new branch of the members’ club Soho House, offices aimed at the creative sector and approximately 950 new homes, together with pedestrian access through the site providing connectivity with the local area, including Hammersmith Park. Without doubt this major new development in London’s West is a landmark for modern living, tailored to the busy and active professional.
How will Television Centre look?
Television Centre will provide up to 950 new homes for London, from contemporary conversions to a range of new architectural designs within this historic West London landmark. Residents will benefit from a range of amenities including a 24-hour concierge, residents lounge, and screening and meeting rooms adaptable for private dinners.
Life at Television Centre is designed in concentric circles, where residents will benefit from a gym and fitness club with spa, independent cafés and restaurants on the famous forecourt, and a four-screen cinema.
Apartments and penthouses will make up the existing circular Grade II listed building with the Helios statue at its centre, which previously housed the BBC’s production and commissioning department.
A new crescent-shaped outer building will wrap around the listed inner building, with beautiful and tranquil private courtyard gardens and views of Hammersmith Park to the west. An immaculate setting for the young professional.
How can you own part of Television Centre?
Estate Agents in the West are gearing up to launch the marketing and sale of the first phase of the iconic BBC TV Building next to Westfield in Shepherds Bush.
There will be an initial launch of only 250 units in the 1st week of September with select buyers invited to view the marketing suite on premises.
Even now, before any marketing has commenced, there has been heavy inbound registrations of interested by buyers to agents, so you are interested it might make sense to start thinking of making your voice heard.
Prices are likely to start at £500,000 with some superbly done flats fetching upwards of £5m.
If this has sparked your intrigue or whether you would like to be one of the first to own part of this momentous new development? Register your interest here: http://televisioncentre.com/