Television Centre

London, UK

Television Centre

Gillespies has designed the landscape and new public spaces for the redevelopment of the Iconic BBC Television Centre in west London.

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The Television Centre Masterplan transforms the existing iconic BBC Television centre into a mixed‑use development that combines office and studio space for the BBC, entertainment and leisure facilities, new housing, a hotel and office space, alongside high‑quality public open spaces.

For the first time, Television Centre will be opened up to the public and its famous forecourt and the central Helios Plaza — both listed buildings — preserved and remodelled.

The new public realm design by Gillespies will work to stitch the site back into the local area and provide a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the White City area. These new public spaces will create accessible pedestrianised routes, welcoming open spaces enlivened by shops, restaurants and cafes, and vibrant green spaces.

The new office spaces will be aimed at creative industries, offering a variety of public amenities including a cinema, health club, restaurants and cafes. The 'inner ring' of Television Centre will be refurbished to provide space for a new boutique hotel and residential apartments, alongside a new 'Village Green' of town houses for families with private rear gardens to the south of the site.

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"Stanhope appointed Gillespies for the design and delivery of the public realm works for our major redevelopment of the Television Centre site in White City into a new landmark mixed-use development. I was very impress ed with the team at Gillespies and their creative response to the brief, in particular their awareness of the positive implications of the project on the wider area which has helped in unlocking the potential of the site."

Ron German, Project Director, Stanhope

Awards

  • 2015 World Architecture Festival Finalist: Masterplanning — Future Projects