BBC shortlists for London headquarters interiors task

Gensler, HOK and Morey Smith are among the nine groups that the BBC has shortlisted for the interior design contract for Broadcasting House in central London.


Gensler, HOK and Morey Smith are among the nine groups that the BBC has shortlisted for the interior design contract for Broadcasting House in central London.


The complete shortlist comprises BDP, DEGW, Gensler, HOK, ID:SR, MCM Architects, Morey Smith, Pringle Brandon and Woods Bagot.


Tender documents have been issued to all those on the shortlist, and the contract will be awarded in June.


Design Week revealed last November that the BBC was searching for an interior design consultancy to create a ‘radical’ workplace for its news, radio and TV teams, as part of the redevelopment of Broadcasting House.


The development will see the creation of state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, production desks and multimedia facilities, as well as workspace set over 45 000m2 for the BBC’s news, radio, music and World Service teams.


Under the terms of the contract, worth up to £500 000, the chosen designer will develop ‘open, flexible and creative workspaces’ for BBC staff, according to a spokeswoman for BBC Workplace.



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