What happened to BBC TV Centre?

What happened to BBC TV Centre?

After a refurbishment, the complex reopened in 2017 with three studios in use for TV production, operated by BBC Studioworks. The first BBC staff moved into the Scenery Block in 1953, and the centre was officially opened on 29 June 1960….Television Centre, London.

Television Centre
Former names BBC Television Centre
General information

When did the BBC sell television Centre?

The BBC sold Television Centre in 2012 and the majority is now a hotel and apartment complex.

What is television Centre now?

Sold and vacated by the BBC in 2012, the building has now been extensively refurbished as premium flats and offices, whilst retaining three television studios on the site including the biggest, TC1. BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production and sales arm, have their headquarters on the site.

When did ITV buy BBC Television Centre?

ITV bought the freehold on London Television Centre in 2013 for £56M, but just four years later, announced it was moving out to redevelop the site.

What was left of the BBC Television Centre?

These eerie photographs capture the end of an era as the BBC’s Television Centre closes its doors for the final time and staff leave for their move across London. They show discarded office furniture, abandoned props and costumes, leftover nibbles from leaving parties and even an indoor running track.

When did the BBC Television Centre first open?

The building first opened on June 29, 1960, and has been the TV hub for much of the BBC’s output ever since. Lord Grade described Television Centre as ‘Britain’s first purpose-built television factory’ which had come ‘as close as a building gets to being a national treasure’.

Who are the developers of the Television Centre?

Following a £1.5billion makeover by the developers Stanhope, Mitsui and AIMCo, Television Centre is at the heart of a revitalised media hub and it is a fitting home for a dynamic media company.

Where was Goodbye Television Centre filmed in London?

Goodbye Television Centre, filmed at Studio One of the Grade II listed building in west London, saw celebrities from its 53-year history gather to reminisce about their experiences days before it closes. The centre is being converted into a £200 million complex including shops, offices, a cinema and 1,000 new homes.