Lend Lease has won the job to refurbish Stage 6 of the BBC television centre, part of the wider development of the iconic site

BBC Television Centre - AHMM / Stanhope

The Stage 6 project is part of the wider reworking of the Grade II-listed doughnut-shaped building at Wood Lane in West London that is being developed by Stanhope, which bought the building for £200m last year.

The Grade II-listed parts of the building will be retained while a number of perimeter buildings will be demolished and redeveloped into a mixed-use development to include office and studio space for the BBC.

The main feature of the refurbished Stage 6 will be a new lightwell with a bespoke ribbon-like staircase running down through the middle of the building.

According to construction information provider Barbour/ABI, the job is worth £23m.

This will give the new tenants ample helpings of natural light as well as a unique staircase to access the floors.

Simon Hipperson, chief executive of Lend Lease in EMEA, said: “We are excited to be working with the BBC again and we look forward to strengthening further the relationship that delivered MediaCityUK in Salford and Broadcasting House in London.”

Work started on site last month and is due for completion in late 2014.