Revised plans for the £400m redevelopment of iconic BBC Television Centre in West London have been signed off by London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The construction manager of the development Mace has announced they will now start the work on the mixed-use development in April.

These new plans include a new Soho House club, 950 homes and more sustainable and efficient office spaces, hotels and other leisure facilities, much of which will be located in a new ten storey building.

The Soho House partnership will ensure there is a lasting legacy of the building’s former use throughout the future development of the site including retaining the doughnut, atomic dot wall and Helios statue.

The building’s famous forecourt will feature a number of new shops, leisure and entertainment facilities including a cinema, gym as well as cafes and other facilities to create a sense of community whilst drawing people to the complex from further afield.

Revised television centre plansThe public will be able to access the site for the first time via an access route from Hammersmith Park.

Although the BBC will no longer control the whole building, in 2017 the Beeb will return to operate refurbished studios 1-3 through the subsidiary BBC Studios and Post Production.

Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Planning said: “Television Centre holds a special place in many people’s hearts so I am pleased that we have been able to preserve key elements of the building while bringing thousands of jobs and homes to the area.

“White City has been earmarked by the Mayor for major growth over the coming years and schemes such as this are central to our plans to deliver the housing and infrastructure that the city needs.”


OBAS CEO Norman Tenray said of the revised development: "It's fantastic to see this exciting redevelopment taking one step forward. I'm especially pleased to see so much emphasis has been placed on creating community spaces in a building which is so iconic in London."


Speaking on behalf of development partners Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan, Hideto Yamada , managing director of Mitsui Fudosan UK, added: “This decision marks a significant milestone in the development of Television Centre and the exciting regeneration of White City.”