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Televison Centre- great to see a vision becoming reality

Televison Centre- great to see a vision becoming reality

Losing an icon of British creativity would have been a real shame. It’s great to see Television Centre (TVC)  re-emerge after its intermission of two years. Attending the recent grand opening ceremony I couldn’t have imagined things would have worked out so well.  The...
London’s White City – new kids on the block

London’s White City – new kids on the block

I have always felt that White City has the potential to be a rather special place in London. It all started way back in 1908 with the White City Exhibition (a form of Expo) accompanied by the Summer Olympics. Then in more recent times the arrival of the BBC added a...
Television Centre – what’s going on?

Television Centre – what’s going on?

Walking around a building site has always fascinated me and over the years I have seen quite a few of them!   But actually living as part of the day to day construction effort brings even more insight into what is a complex and often misunderstood process.  One of my...
Strictly Soho – Soho House takes centre stage at Television Centre

Strictly Soho – Soho House takes centre stage at Television Centre

There is nothing more satisfying to me than seeing a plan really starting to take shape.   This week, the BBC/Stanhope Smart Value Relationship saw another brick in the wall put in place with the announcement that a new Soho House members’ club and boutique hotel,...
BBC Televison Centre – a giant leap towards the next chapter

BBC Televison Centre – a giant leap towards the next chapter

  Last Thursday was another red-letter day for Television Centre (TVC) as it marked the granting of planning consent for the  master plan proposed by Stanhope the new owners of the former BBC campus.  As someone who is involved in the shaping of the next chapter it...
Television Centre – Cranewatch

Television Centre – Cranewatch

This was a red letter week for the Television Centre (TVC) project as the Cranes have arrived! Once these strange projections into the skyline arrive one can be sure that something big is underway and this week marks the start of TVC’s return to centre stage. ...