The MJP designed scheme, which received planning in 2003 and which was almost a decade in the making, is the new home of BBC Audio, Music, News and World Service. It is one of the largest live broadcast complexes in the world, with facilities including 36 radio studios, 6 TV studios and 60 edit/graphic suites.
The MJP delivered Phase 1, which included the John Peel Wing, and refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Broadcasting House and BBC Radio Theatre, was completed in 2006. The BBC World Service were the first to start broadcasting from the Phase 2 studios in March 2012, followed by The Andrew Marr show in September and Newsnight in October.
The building complex is now over three quarters full, with the last of the 6000 staff due to move in by April 2013.
Film Credits | Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer: Simon is an ex MJP staff member who worked on the BBC Broadcasting House project. He is also a successful architectural photographer, as well as leading Unit 24, a post-graduate film and architecture course at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.