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Television Centre – Next Chapter Unveiled

Television Centre – Next Chapter Unveiled

A few weeks ago Stanhope plc unveiled its master plan proposals for a new look Television Centre which prompted me to get back into blogging.The last few months have been pretty hectic and there just wasn’t time to think about Spaces&Places. As leader of the...

Back Online

I’m now back online having completed my transition to BBC Commercial Projects – setting up a new team and getting everything organised can take time.

Cost savings at Broadcasting House increase to £736m

Monday’s FT reported on the progress the BBC is making in driving out greater cost savings from the property portfolio. The new look Broadcasting House which is now receiving its first round of occupiers will be fully operational by March 2013. By taking advantage of...
Another big milestone for Broadcasting House

Another big milestone for Broadcasting House

n Monday I watched as Land Securities and Bovis Lend Leasehanded over the keys for the BBC’s new building – BH Phase II. In a simple but important procedure a group of 19 people received formal confirmation that the 89,000M2 building was officially...
MediaCityUK at Salford is world leader in sustainability

MediaCityUK at Salford is world leader in sustainability

MediaCityUK is the first development scheme in the world to become a BREEAM approved sustainable community incorporating techniques to make it as sustainable as possible. Read more information about the development and the BREEAM approval here
Chris Kane’s interview with Property Week

Chris Kane’s interview with Property Week

I was interviewed recently by Mark Shepherd of Property Week about the move of parts of the BBC to MediaCityUK in Salford. We talked about the thinking behind the move – how the BBC has a responsibility to serve all licence fee payers across the UK; what it...