BBC Television Centre

BBC Television Centre

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BBC Television Centre

The BBC Television Centre at White City in west London was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013. Officially opened on 29 June 1960, it is one of the most readily recognisable facilities of its type, having appeared as the backdrop for many BBC programmes. Parts of the building are Grade II listed, including the central ring and Studio 1. Most of the BBC's national television and radio news output came from the Television Centre (TVC) with most recorded television output from the nearby Broadcast Centre at 201 Wood Lane, care of Red Bee Media. Live television events from studios and routing of national and international sporting events took place within the Television Centre before being passed to the Broadcast Centre for transmission.

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Former names
BBC Television Centre
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Preceded by add_black preceded by
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GENERAL INFORMATION

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Type
Television production (1960–2013, 2017–present), mixed commercial and residential usage (2012–present)
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Architectural style
Minimalist
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Location
West side of Wood Lane (A219) in White City, opposite Wood Lane tube station
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Address
White City, W12 7RJ
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Country
United Kingdom
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Coordinates
51°30′36″N 0°13′35″W
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Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
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Inaugurated
29 June 1960
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Renovated
2013–18
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Cost
£10 million
adjusted by inflation: £119 million
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Owner
BBC (1949–2013)
AIMCo (2012–present)
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Floor count
8 (above ground)
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Floor area
14 acres (56,656 m)
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

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Architecture firm
Norman & Dawbarn
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Structural engineer
Mr Marmaduke T Tudsbery
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Main contractor
Higgs and Hill (superstructure), George Wimpey (foundations)
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