Property / Television Centre
Television Centre at White City in West London was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013. Officially opened in 1960, it is one of the most readily recognisable facilities of its type, having appeared as the backdrop of many BBC programmes. In 2012, it was announced that this world famous complex would be transformed into a major mixed-use development, with a business hub for the creative industries, studio space for the BBC, a Soho House club, cinema, gym, restaurants and cafes, as well as nearly 1,000 new homes. The famous John Piper mosaic, the South Hall’s cantilevered stairs and ‘inner ring’ of the Main Block with the Helios Statue will be retained and enhanced, along with the iconic ‘atomic dots’. The Blue Peter Mural will also be saved and restored as part of the redevelopment of Television Centre.