Hammersmith and Fulham Council has given the green light to redevelop the former BBC Television Centre in London in a £400m scheme which will be managed by Mace and developed by Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan.
The iconic sixties building will be turned into a mixed use development including an exclusive Soho House members club with a roof terrace and swimming pool, 950 homes, over 500,000 sq ft of office space, a hotel and leisure facilities.
The Television Centre once recorded shows such as Blue Peter, Dr Who and Strictly Come Dancing, and the developers are keen to retain many of the building’s original features to showcase its history, including the central ‘doughnut’ and statue of Helios.
Existing office buildings will be demolished and replaced with new ten-storey blocks intended for tenants from creative industries.
Stanhope’s Managing Director of Television Centre, Alistair Shaw, said: “We will now be getting on with bringing forward an exciting development of these fantastic and much loved buildings and the creation of a great place to live, work and visit as part of the regeneration of the White City area.”
Construction is due to start in April 2015 with a scheduled completion date of 2020.
The site will still house three major TV studios with BBC Worldwide moving into a new home at Television Centre in the New Year as part of the development.