BBC World News, the corporation’s 24-hour global news channel has now relocated to BBC New Broadcasting House and began broadcasting from its new home on Monday 14th January 2013.
We’re calling it The World’s Newsroom, an unprecedented fusion of the BBC’s international journalism and state of the art technology, pulled together under one roof.
The BBC’s webpages about the relaunch – ‘Welcome to The World’s Newsroom’ – has videos, 360 degree views and a photo gallery that feature the exteriors of the new buildings and the refurbished Broadcasting House.
BBC Broadcasting House
The MJP designed scheme, which received planning in 2003 and which was almost a decade in the making, is the new home of BBC Audio, Music, News and World Service. It is one of the largest live broadcast complexes in the world, with facilities including 36 radio studios, 6 TV studios and 60 edit/graphic suites.
The MJP delivered Phase 1, which included the John Peel Wing, and refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Broadcasting House and BBC Radio Theatre, was completed in 2006. The BBC World Service were the first to start broadcasting from the Phase 2 studios in March 2012, followed by The Andrew Marr show in September and Newsnight in October.
Now that BBC World News have moved in it means that all the BBC’s news journalists are located at Broadcasting House. The building complex is now over three quarters full, with the last of the 6000 staff due to move in by April 2013.
Recent Reviews of BBC Broadcasting House :
Rowan Moore in The Observer
Michel Mossessian in Architecture Today