The BBC Building that has been opened since 1950 is now up for sale
The BBC Television Centre in Shepherds Bush, London is up for sale after fifty years at its iconic London site. First opened in 1950, the Centre has recorded many shows including ‘Monty Pythons Flying Circus’, ‘Blue Peter’, ‘the early and new Doctor Who series’ and ‘Fawlty Towers’.
The BBC have said it had enough time and space around the sale to ensure it was not forced into taking a lower price than wanted. The BBC have said that they are looking for a deal that will raise the value up for itself and for licence free payers, and the price could even reach upto £300 million.
The Blue Peter Garden, which is also at the site in Shepherds Bush, will be relocated to a studio roof at the BBC’s new development in Salford, Greater Manchester. The fourteen acre site located in White City, with its doughnut shaped building is expected to be empty by 2015.
BBC Sport, Childrens programmes, TVs Breakfast and Radio 5 live are set to move to salford while the BBC News will move to Central London next year. More than half of the BBC Breakfast team’s employees have rejected the move up north.
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