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Archived Since:July 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Television Centre - shaping the next chapter

Now that the dust has settled and the ink is dry on the contract we can start to map out the next chapter in the life of BBC Television Centre (TVC). The sale of such an iconic building with its long association with the BBC marks aShow More Summary

TVC - the next chapter

Last Friday the BBC completed on the BBC Television Centre. Rather than the expected sell out the deal will see the legacy protected. As Caroline Thomson said, this deal will bring about a new creative hub for West London where Stanhope Plc will work in partnership with the BBC on the future of Television Centre. Show More Summary

TVC Sold - Job Done

Early last Saturday morning the BBC exchanged contracts for the sale of Television Centre, it marks a successful end to a lengthy journey. Further news will follow later this week.

TVC sale progress report

After many weeks of intensive discussion and negotiation I’m pleased to say that the finishing line is in sight. The last few months have been quite a rollercoaster as the BBC sales team engaged with a variety of parties all intent on...Show More Summary

TVC Sale progress report #2

On Friday afternoon I took some time out to watch one of the year's big racing events - the Gold Cup at Cheltenham. It was an exciting race which saw the contenders battle with one another to get into pole position and win the race.Show More Summary

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. Show More Summary

Television Centre Sale - progress report #1

As we near the finishing line of the market testing process, here are some facts around the huge amount of interest the sale of this iconic building has provoked;- We set up a special website to ensure that we spread the word about the...Show More Summary

What will tomorrow's FM look like?

As we continue our journey of maximising value from TVC we're considering all aspects of the value chain. Apart from the fundamental one of capital value one also has to consider the on-going operational costs of running a large facility...Show More Summary

My agenda for 2012 - maximising value

This is my first blog for the New Year and we're already almost at the end of January - where does time go?Firstly, I took some time out to rest and recharge the batteries as I believe 2012 will be a real rollercoaster.Although my role has changed somewhat (see my blog from December), it would be remiss of me not to mention W1. Show More Summary

All change

As we approach the end of another rollercoaster year it is time to reflect and celebrate a huge raft of achievements. Across BBC Workplace the list of successful outcomes is just too big to go through - MediaCityUK is now humming and...Show More Summary

We raised £50k for Children in Need

Last night we held a Gala Night at Television centre as a warm up to the main event the BBC Children in Need Telethon and we raised a staggering £50,000! Thanks to Sue and the team who put it all together and to all the One Workplace and BBC Technology supply partners who generously supported us on the night. UZZH94JBSSUP

An exclusive dinner date at BBC Television Centre

On Thursday 17 November Workplace is hosting ‘A Dinner Date at BBC Television Centre’ - a formal black tie evening in aid of BBC Children in Need. This will be one of the most exclusive and unique Property and Real Estate networkingShow More Summary

Showing our spots and raising lots

Followers of this blog will know that every year the BBC ONE Workplace team goes above and beyond to raise as much money as possible for BBC Children in Need. I can announce that since 2006, we have raised a staggering HALF A MILLION...Show More Summary

Roath Lock Opens For Business

The BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff have opened in record time. In just 13 months, 175,000 square foot of HD-ready studios have been constructed and fitted out to provide a permanent, purpose-built home to four flagship BBC dramas...Show More Summary

Day 4 - We made it!

The fourth day of my Pedal for Pudsey 2011 cycle challenge didn't start at all well. We were scheduled to depart from our overnight base in Newcastle-under-Lyme at 8am sharp. However after a bad night's sleep I only woke up at 7.35am...Show More Summary

Day 3 - am I glad that it's over!

Writing this from a hotel room in Newcastle-under-Lyme I feel very happy that we have completed the lion's share of the 210 miles.I'm really looking forward to seeing MediaCityUK and Salford tomorrow and I may never sit on a bike again!Today's...Show More Summary

Day 2 on the road to Salford - what have I got myself into?!

Day 2 of our Pedal for Pudsey marathon cycle was a tough one - I had never cycled much more than 5 to 10 miles prior to undertaking this challenge... yesterday I pedalled 87 miles!It was an amazing day made all the better by good weather which enabled us to travel the highways and the byways of our route from Hemel Hempstead to Nuneaton. Show More Summary

We're on our way!

We're underway and heading along the highways and byways of Hertfordshire, with Richard Seago leading the charge!We arrived safe and well for our first stop at Hemel Hempstead last night and were up bright and early this morning to get ahead. Show More Summary

I'm on my bike

Tomorrow we are kicking off this year's ONE Workplace Children in Need campaign with our Pedal for Pudsey challenge, cycling from BBC Television Centre to MediaCityUK, the new home of the BBC in the North. For my sins I have agreed to...Show More Summary

85,000 shelves - a new home for the BBC archive

The new BBC Archive facility at Perivale was officially opened by BBC Director-General Mark Thompson on Thursday - the culmination of a remarkable project which now means the BBC’s 90-year-old archive is housed in a fit for purpose building,...Show More Summary

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