Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House

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Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London. The first radio broadcast from the building was made on 15 March 1932, and the building was officially opened two months later, on 15 May. The main building is in Art Deco style, with a facing of Portland stone over a steel frame. It is a Grade II* listed building and includes the BBC Radio Theatre, where music and speech programmes are recorded in front of a studio audience, and lobby that was used as a location for filming the 1998 BBC television series In the Red.

Alternative names
BH, BBC Broadcasting House
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Architectural style
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Location
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Address
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA
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Country
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Coordinates
51°31′06″N 00°08′37″W
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Current tenants
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Construction started
21 November 1928
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Inaugurated
15 March 1932
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Owner
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HEIGHT

Height
34 m (112 ft)
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Floor count
9 above ground, 3 below ground
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DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Architect
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Civil engineer
Marmaduke T Tudsbery
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