BDP, Gensler, HOK and Pringle Brandon among nine up for BBC contract

The BBC has shortlisted nine architects to tender for an interior design job at its Broadcasting House development in central London.

The job made headlines last week as it attracted a record number of entries. The BBC received over 100 expressions of interest in the contract, which carries a price tag of between £200,000 and £500,000, and 67 architects made prequalification.

The corporation has now shortlisted nine firms: BDP, DEGW, Gensler, HOK, ID:SR, MCM Architects, MoreySmith, Pringle Brandon and Woods Bagot.

The list is made up mainly of players with significant experience in the workplace design field. ID:SR is the interior design division of Sheppard Robson, which is the lead designer of the Broadcasting House development.

The successful bidder will design TV and radio studios, production desks and multimedia facilities for BBC's broadcasting divisions.

Andrew Asbury, W1 programme manager, said: “We had an excellent response to our OJEU notice. We hope this list provides a good range of experience and design flair to help us provide a transformational and inspirational workplace design.”