A major refurbishment project with the BBC – A Case Study

Below you will find details of our project with the BBC.


The BBC Television Centre in White City, West London was the headquarters of BBC Television between 1960 and 2013. Officially opened on 29 June 1960, it is one of the most readily recognisable facilities of its type, having appeared as the backdrop for many BBC programmes. Parts of the building are Grade II listed, including the central ring and Studio 1.


The BBC Television Centre

Most of the BBC’s national television and radio news output came from the Television Centre including live television events from studios and routing of national and international sporting events took place within the Television Centre before being passed to the Broadcast Centre for transmission.

Upgrades and refurbishment works

The BBC ceased broadcasting from Television Centre in 2013. On 16 July 2012 it was announced that the complex had been sold to property developers Stanhope plc for around £200 million and that the BBC would retain a continued presence at Television Centre through its commercial subsidiaries.
Following extensive upgrades and refurbishment works the BBC is set to move back into the studios and continue television production in 2017.

Acorn Analytical Services assisted the BBC with various elements of the major refurbishment project that has been undertaken.


Since working with Acorn they have exceeded the council’s expectations with their high standards and innovative working methods.

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