Land Securities Trillium received "excessive returns" in its White City media village project for the BBC, the House of Commons public accounts committee has claimed.
Land Securities Trillium received "excessive returns" in its White City media village project for the BBC, MPs have claimed.
A report from the House of Commons public accounts committee has accused the BBC of overpaying the developer for its three new buildings at White City in its 30-year PPP deal.
The accusations come against the backdrop of the BBC cutting staff and planning to move much of its broadcasting activity from London to Manchester. The buildings - a broadcast centre, a media centre and an energy centre - are not fully occupied.
The report said that the BBC paid an extra £31m to accept Land Securities Trillium's £210m tender over the nearest shortlisted bidder.
It then spent a further £61m fitting out the building with state-of-the-art technology and furniture.
The report also pointed out that plans for a green combined heat and power scheme have not been commissioned in the energy centre.
The BBC has pledged to respond to the report in full.