BBC Worldwide and BBC Commercial Holdings
London, United Kingdom
A new high-tech, agile workspace for BBC Worldwide
- Increase in floor to ceiling height and central staircase to allow agile and collaborative working
- Significant technology installation to support modern working
As part of the BBC’s long-term real estate strategy, the corporation wanted part of the iconic Television Centre in London transformed into a high tech, agile, global HQ for its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.
Working with two stakeholders, BBC Worldwide and landlord BBC Commercial Holdings, Drees & Sommer UK was appointed as project manager, with additional responsibility for managing the design team and other appointed parties.
Starting with the strip-out of 11,000m2 of existing offices, including significant asbestos removal, the refurbishment also involved major structural work.
The shell and core design required a new steel sub-structure and punching a new atrium through the existing concrete slabs, opening up the building across all the floors.
Floor to ceiling height was increased and a stunning new central staircase installed as part of the design to allow agile and collaborative workspaces.
In order to support agile working and the BBC’s digital work, a significant amount of new technology was installed around the building.
- Facility Management Consulting
- Project Management