HOK appointed to BBC interiors work

HOK has been appointed to the contract, worth up to £500 000, to design the interiors of phase two of the BBC’s Broadcasting House development.

The consultancy was chosen from a shortlist which also included Gensler and Morey Smith. BDP, DEGW, ID:SR, MCM Architects, Pringle Brandon and Woods Bagot made up the rest of the shortlist.

HOK will now work on the second phase of the development, which will see the creation of state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, production desks and multimedia facilities.

The 45 000m2 media centre will be in operation from 2012.

Andrew Asbury, programme manager for the BBC’s W1 Project, says, ‘We had a fantastic response from our shortlisted 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 initial tender notice was published in November 2008 and a shortlist was announced in February this year.

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