Television Centre

London. 2018

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2018
  • Clients: Stanhope

This Grade II listed site was the first purpose built television studio in the country and is to be reinvented under a site wide Masterplan regeneration as a new, fully mixed use development. The vision is to reinvent Television Centre as an integral part of the local area. The Masterplan will open up the site to the public for the first time and connect it to the surrounding area. A new public realm in the form of the restored Helios Courtyard and the reinvented forecourt will improve pedestrian movement through the site. Listed elements will be preserved and enhanced and the original ‘question mark’ design is to be reinforced. New buildings of a variety of residential typologies and the creation of a ‘media cluster’ for creative media companies build a new destination of work and leisure places around an already iconic brand, while offering a continued presence of the BBC for studio and workspace use. The truly mixed use development contains varied land uses that will create a new, but instantly recognisable place to live, work and play in White City.

Awards

AJ Mixed Use Project of the Year 2018 Brick Awards: Commercial Building 2018 Hammersmith Society Environmental Award 2018

AJ Architecture Awards

05/12/2018

AJ Architecture Awards

AHMM has won two awards at this year’s AJ Architecture Awards, announced last night (4 December) at the Roundhouse in London. Naming the third phase of Liverpool’s Royal Court as Cultural Project of the Year, judges commented that it ‘keeps faith with the spirit of the Royal Court and shows understanding of how the theatre is used and its place in the community. As an enticing and socially accessible venue, it attracts those who might not necessarily consider themselves ‘theatregoers’, cementing a vital connection with the locality.’ Meanwhile, they awarded Mixed Use Project of the Year to Television Centre, praising it as ‘a truly mixed-use scheme done really well... a mega-structure with an amazing array of uses. They have turned it into a place which really feels like a piece of city.’ Find out more about this year’s award winners here.

 



 

Awards update

09/11/2018

Awards update

Continuing a successful week in awards, Television Centre has won the Commercial Award at the Brick Awards. Judges described it as ‘a thoughtful and well-conceived development that successfully rehabilitates Television Centre into a mixed use residential, office and retail development ... [it] responds well to the existing fabric and integrates the new additions carefully and with respect.’ See the full judges’ comments and other winners here. Meanwhile, three AHMM projects have been named Civic Trust Regional Finalists. Weston Street, White Collar Factory and Television Centre will now be considered for national awards, announced in December. Find out more about the Civic Trust finalists here.
 



 

07/11/2018

Building Magazine Architectural Practice of the Year

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been named Architectural Practice of the Year by Building Magazine. Announced at a ceremony last night (6 November), the award recognises the practice’s all-round performance including commercial success, projects, and approach to staff, clients, partners and the environment. Weston Street, White Collar Factory, Signal Townhouses and Television Centre were also shortlisted for project awards at the pan-industry event held in London. This is AHMM’s second practice award of 2018, having been named AJ100 Practice of the Year in June.

 



 

AJ Architecture Awards shortlist

09/10/2018

AJ Architecture Awards shortlist

Four AHMM projects have been shortlisted for this year’s AJ Architecture Awards. Liverpool’s Royal Court has been shortlisted for Cultural Project of the Year, Weston Street for Housing Project of the Year (up to £10m) and White Collar Factory and Television Centre for Mixed Use Project of the Year. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held at the Roundhouse in London on 4 December.

 



 

19/09/2018

Open House 2018

AHMM is once again taking part in Open House London, the annual architecture festival that gives public access to hundreds of buildings across the city. This year’s programme takes place this weekend, and six AHMM buildings join the programme with architect-led tours of New Scotland Yard, Television Centre and White Collar Factory; The Library at Willesden Green, Barking Town Centre and the Barbican Centre will also be open to the public. Find out more about these and the full programme here.

 



 

Quadrant 4 and Television Centre win AJ Retrofit Awards

13/09/2018

Quadrant 4 and Television Centre win AJ Retrofit Awards

Two AHMM projects have won AJ Retrofit Awards: Quadrant 4 for Best Housing (£5m and over); and Television Centre for Listed Building (£5m and over). The awards, organised by the Architects' Journal, were announced last night at a ceremony in London, and the Record Store at the Vinyl Factory in west London was also shortlisted. Last year, New Scotland Yard won the award for Best Office over 10000m2 , and previous AHMM winners have included Liverpool’s Royal Court and the University of Amsterdam. Find out more about this year’s Retrofit Awards winners here.

 



 

22/08/2018

Open House 2018

AHMM is once again taking part in Open House London, the annual architecture festival that gives public access to hundreds of buildings across the city. This year’s programme takes place on the weekend of 22 and 23 September, and seven AHMM buildings join the programme with architect-led tours of Adelaide Wharf, New Scotland Yard, Television Centre and White Collar Factory; The Library at Willesden Green, Barking Town Centre and the Barbican Centre will also be open to the public. Find out more about these and the full programme here.

 



 

Television Centre launches with three-day festival

16/04/2018

Television Centre launches with three-day festival

Television Centre was officially opened last week with a public celebration across three days. Starting on Thursday evening (12 April), a launch was hosted at 2TVC by clients Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and Aimco, joined by the Japanese ambassador to the UK, and entertained by the BBC Concert Orchestra who played a special through-the-ages set. Guests including members of the new TVC community filled the connecting bridges in the atrium of 2TVC, a new nine-storey office building that replaces the ‘stem’ of the original TVC ‘question mark’. Celebrations continued through Friday and Saturday with the Live at Television Centre Festival on the forecourt, with food stalls, pop-ups and a music programme including DJs and a live performance of BBC theme tunes from the Concert Orchestra.

 



 

Topping out at TVC

23/11/2016

Topping out at TVC

Last night the Television Centre team celebrated two of its phase one residential buildings reaching their highest point. The topping out ceremony was held on the roof of one of the existing buildings surrounding the famous Helios courtyard at the heart of the development. Celebrations continued at the Pergola on the Roof, a pop-up at the top of a neighbouring multi-storey car park. The event was attended by clients Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and Aimco, along with the design and construction team. Television Centre is Allford Hall Monaghan Morris’ largest masterplanning project, and will transform the former home of the BBC to create a new mixed use quarter – including 950 new homes - within the historic west London landmark.
 



 

BBC Studios 1-3 reach practical completion

28/01/2016

BBC Studios 1-3 reach practical completion

The refurbishment of the iconic BBC Studios 1-3 at Television Centre has reached practical completion. For our clients BBC and BBC Studios and Post Production, the studios have been restored and updated, re-establishing the clarity of original 1960s plan. Stripped back finishes expose the existing concrete and brick structure, reinventing the studios that have been home to shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Later...with Jools Holland, and BBC Children in Need. The technical fit out will take place later this year as well as the installation of artwork by Studio Myerscough.
 



 

Planning Permission for BBC Studios 1-3

22/07/2013

Planning Permission for BBC Studios 1-3

Our BBC Studios 1-3 refurbishment project at the Television Centre secured Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent in just eight weeks. The studios  – which are home to 'Strictly Come Dancing', 'Later...with Jools Holland', 'BBC Children in Need' and more  – will be reinvented with a new talent entrance and facilities, central plant to enable studios to operate independently and a new audience entrance.
 



 

Television Centre Preview

24/04/2013

Television Centre Preview

New images of the Television Centre’s transformation have been released by Stanhope and the BBC today. The mixed-use development will still include office and studio space for the BBC, as well as complementary entertainment and leisure facilities, public open space, offices, housing and a hotel. Elements of the iconic Grade II listed original building – designed by architects Norman and Dawbarn in 1960 – will be retained and enhanced by a variety of new works across the 14 acre site.
 



 

Masterplan for BBC Television Centre

05/02/2013

Masterplan for BBC Television Centre

Stanhope and the BBC have today launched the outline proposals we’ve been working on to open up and transform the Television Centre. The mixed-use development includes office and studio space for the BBC, complementary entertainment and leisure facilities, public open space, offices, housing and a hotel.
 

For the first time, the Television Centre will be opened up to the public. Its famous forecourt will be remodelled and enlivened with new uses and access through the site will connect with the local area, including Hammersmith Park. The much loved listed Television Centre buildings will be retained as the new home to BBC Worldwide.
 

Director, Paul Monaghan, said:
 

“We are delighted to be working with Stanhope and the BBC on the redevelopment of the historic Television Centre in West London. This unique opportunity will see the creation of a masterplan which will open up this much loved site, and the iconic buildings set within it, to the public for the first time and reconnect it with the surrounding neighbourhoods. We look forward to developing the exciting proposals as the project moves through planning and onto site.”
 

For information about the BBC and Stanhope public consultation follow this link.
 



 

BBC Studios 1,2 & 3 Win!

29/01/2013

BBC Studios 1,2 & 3 Win!

We’re excited to have won the job to renew the studios within the BBC’s iconic Television Centre in White City. The studios – which are home to ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, ‘BBC Children in Need’ and more  – will be revamped with a series of new front of house facilities and renovated back of house spaces.
 

Source of image: BBC pictures
 



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