The BBC's new Media Village at White City in London, which includes the new Broadcasting Centre, was officially opened on Wednesday 12 May by British TV personality Jonathan Ross.
Five new buildings by distinguished architects Allies and Morrison have joined the original BBC White City building to create the new 17-acre BBC Media Village site on Wood Lane, London W12, providing office space for approximately 6,000 people.
The new buildings are:
- the Broadcast Centre (40,491 square metres), which houses the BBC's state-of-the-art television playout business;
- the Media Centre (39,014 square metres), which provides office accommodation for BBC staff;
- the Energy Centre (7,719 square metres), which provides power, heating, cooling and other services to the entire site;
- two perimeter buildings which are available to be sub-let to other media companies.
The Media Village development will play a central role in the regeneration of the wider urban area in White City and, as well as the new office buildings, includes shops, cafés, a post office and a supermarket open to all in local White City residents as well as BBC staff.
Hugo Martin | 12.05.2004