Broadcaster hopes to demolish existing building and construct 38-storey high block, including 270 flats

ITV is sounding out Lambeth council on plans to knock down and redevelop its iconic London Television Centre (pictured) on the South Bank.

The broadcaster, which announced in February this year that it wanted to redevelop the site, said the proposed development would see the demolition of existing structures, including the 1970s-built ITV Tower, “to be replaced with a state of the art television, office, and studio accommodation incorporating a residential tower of up to 38 storeys”.

The existing tower is 25 storeys high, made up of a ground floor, 23 subsequent floors and enclosed roof plant.

In a submission to the council ITV said it “considers that there is a great need to invest in their currently outdated facilities…to ensure [it] can keep pace with the change in the way people work and to a setting that better represents the company and to provide a relaxing and stimulating work environment for its employees”.

ITV, which has architect practice Taverner Consultancy on board, said it had undertaken a fully-detailed feasibility study to determine the preferred approach to the redevelopment of the tower.

“The proposed development will provide an increase of non-residential floorspace, with primary use being office space with subsidiary uses, such as studio floor space reception areas, hospitality, galleries, dressing rooms, production studios, storage and front of house, as well as catering facilities,” it said.

Alongside the proposed residential tower, the plans would see a main podium structure spanning across six storeys built, flanked by two further towers of nine and 14 storeys.

The residential tower could provide up to 270 apartments, documents submitted to the council outlined, plus internal parking for 60 cars, motorbikes and bicycles.

ITV said it would re-locate, temporarily, to other facilities while the building work was being undertaken.

ITV has been contacted for comment.