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HOK to supply interior design services for BBC Broadcasting House


The contract for the supply of workplace and interior design services for Phase Two of the BBC Broadcasting House development in central London has been awarded to HOK following a competitive public procurement process.

The BBC was looking for a design partner with leading-edge, innovative solutions to support and encourage a creative, flexible and agile workforce and create an inspiring, exciting and vibrant environment for people to work in.

Andrew Asbury, Programme Manager of the BBC’s W1 Project, said: "We had a fantastic response from our short-listed bidders and it was a tough decision to make.

“However, we are confident that we have found an exciting and dynamic team who will support us in delivering a transformational workplace that will add considerable value for the licence fee payer.”

The 45,000 square metres state-of-the-art media centre at BBC Broadcasting House will be an iconic home for the BBC’s national and international journalism from 2012.

It will bring together BBC News, Global News, including the BBC World Service, and Audio & Music for the first time in a new live multimedia environment.

This will enable transformational opportunities for creativity, collaboration and value-for-money to the benefit of audiences across London, the UK and around the world.

The building will achieve a BREEAM ’Excellent’ rating.

The new Broadcasting House building will house more than 5,000 staff – nearly a quarter of the BBC’s workforce. The vast majority of them will be programme-makers providing public service broadcasting via three 24-hour TV news channels, nine radio networks and 32 foreign language services to a worldwide audience of more than 285 million people.

This unprecedented co-location of BBC staff and services will create one of the world’s largest newsrooms.


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