BBC Television Centre planning applications

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Stanhope and the BBC have submitted a revised planning application and listed building consent for the comprehensive redevelopment of the former BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane.

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Location plan

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Image caption: Image 1: BBC TV Centre location plan

Planning applications

The applicant (Stanhope/BBC) has submitted a revised planning application for the comprehensive redevelopment of the BBC Television Centre Site, with corresponding Listed Building Consent for the additional alterations to the listed building. The planning application constitutes a ‘Minor Material Amendment’ application to the planning permission (ref: 2014/02531/COMB) for the variation of planning conditions 3, 8, 89 and 103.

Ref: 2015/02646/VAR: Planning Application:
Variation of conditions 3, 8, 89•&103 of planning permission 2014/02531/COMB 02.04.15 for Demolition of parts of former BBC Television Centre, associated buildings & structures (including boundary walls) to facilitate comprehensive phased redevelopment of the site to provide up to 943 residential units with a range of land uses. Planning permission is sought in detail for works to the main building comprising erection of new 10 storey Class B1(office) building to replace Stages 4-5 incorporating private members club(sui generis), cinema(Class D2) & restaurant(Class A3), extensions at roof level, ground & basement levels, refurbishment of facades & change of use of parts of the retained building to provide Use Class D2(gym & spa), C1(hotel); C3(residential); A1(shops); A2(financial & professional services) & A3(café/restaurants); erection of new 8-10 storey outer ring building replacing Studios 4-8 including provision of up to 941sqm Class B1 (new BBC offices) next to Studio 3, erection of new 6-9 storey office building with ground floor café(Class A3) to replace the canteen block, erection of new 3-9 storey building replacing former drama block to provide residential use(Class C3) & redevelopment of East Tower to comprise erection of 25-storey building & 3-storey pavilion building to provide residential accommodation (up to 17,670sqm) with provision of up to 1,843 sqm flexible ground floor uses(Classes A1/A3/A4 or B1); provision of car, cycle & motorcycle parking, hard & soft landscaping within new public forecourt & Helios courtyard, new shared pedestrian & vehicular routes, installation of new plant machinery & other structures. Planning permission is sought (with all matters reserved) for the erection of buildings on the multi storey car park site & land rear of the Drama block ranging from 3-10 storeys to provide Class C3 residential; flexible A1-A4 or B1 uses; provision of car parking; hard & soft landscaping; alterations to vehicular & pedestrian routes & access

Consultation Expiry: 04/09/2015

Ref: 2015/02647/LBC: Listed Building Consent
Internal and external alterations to the former BBC Television Centre buildings (to be carried out alongside elements of listed building consent 2014/02532/LBC in connection with the comprehensive redevelopment of the site) comprising roof top alterations and extensions to the Inner Ring including demolition of the rooftop rotunda structure and erection of identical replacement structure, demolition/removal of 7th floor elements and erection of replacement structures and alterations to the canopy to South Hall, erection of replacement Stages 4-5 building (with alternative façade design, roof form and internal reconfiguration ) and outer ring building (with alternative design of the upper floor facades and roof level articulation), demolition of external staircase at Studio 1, demolition of glazed walkway above Studio 1 canopy and re-cladding of external wall replacing the ceramic panels and other associated ancillary works.

Consultation Expiry: 10/07/2015

Details of site specific policy

The site is within the White City Opportunity Area and comprises part of Strategic Site WCOA1,as designated in the Core Strategy (2011).