BBC properties build on theme

The BBC is to spend £2.8bn revamping its 520-strong property estate, including significant investment at its three key London sites, as well as in Glasgow and Birmingham.

Decisions on interiors, lighting and signage have yet to be made, but BBC controller of drama, entertainment and CBBC Alan Yentob – leading the project with director of finance and property John Smith – says he is keen to integrate ‘art and architecture’.

He adds, ‘The creative perspective, from fabric to floors, landscaping to lighting will be embraced in the scheme. It will be very much a creative process and we want to engage and involve as many people as possible in the process.’

Further announcements are expected in the autumn.

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