Developer Stanhope hails the way AHMM-designed scheme opens up the site to the public

Developer Stanhope and architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris have unveiled their plans for redevelopment of the BBC Television Centre.

The scheme will see the forecourt in front of the donut-shaped building remodelled into a public retail and leisure space.

The central building will be refurbished to provide space for hotel and residential apartments.

Development on the site, which Stanhope purchased for £200m last year, will also include refurbished office space, residential apartments and townhouses. There will be around 1,000 new residential units in total.

BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios and Post Production will continue to occupy refurbished space on the site. Architect HOK is designing the interior of BBC Worldwide’s headquarters in the former studio six building.

Paul Monaghan, director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, said: “This unique opportunity will see the creation of a masterplan which will open up this much loved site, and the iconic buildings set within it, to the public for the first time and reconnect it with the surrounding neighbourhoods.”

David Camp, chief executive of Stanhope, said the development would “bring new life” to the site. “We will be introducing a vibrant and exciting mix of new retail, leisure, office and residential uses whilst keeping and enhancing the famous original BBC buildings and retaining key operational BBC studio and office facilities on site,” he said.

Architects Macreanor Lavington and Duggan Morris are also supporting the development of the scheme.