Revealed: Details of ITV Studios move to the old BBC Television Centre
The details of ITV Studios Daytime temporary move from London’s South Bank to White City while their current studios are redeveloped have been revealed, with 350 staff set to be relocated to studio space in the old BBC Television Centre.
ITV has agreed to take 27,000 sq ft of office to move into The WestWorks building, which is part of Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan’s massive White City Place development, as well as sub-letting studio space from BBC Studioworks which forms part of the redeveloped former BBC TV headquarters on Wood Lane.
The move comes as ITV plot a major redevelopment at their studios and associated offices on the South Bank, with daytime programming including Good Morning Britain, Lorraine and This Morning all set to decamp to temporary premises while work is carried out.
For Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan, the move marks another high-profile occupant at the newly developed White City Place scheme, which forms part of the £8bn regeneration effort in White City.
David Camp, Chief Executive of Stanhope Plc, commented: “It is fantastic that ITV will be moving into the studios at Television Centre and joining more than 3,000 existing BBC staff at White City Place, alongside Yoox Net-a-Porter, the Royal College of Art, Huckletree and Imperial College’s new White City campus next door on Wood Lane.
“Television Centre already includes the HQ of BBC Worldwide, three state of the art studios operated by BBC Studioworks and a new Soho House members club, rooftop pool, gym, hotel and restaurants.”
Eiichiro Onozawa, Managing Director of Mitsui Fudosan UK, added: “Mitsui Fudosan is committed to the W12 area and to attracting new office tenants like ITV to White City Place and the adjacent Television Centre site, which together form the core of the regeneration of White City.”