Construction team blames creative differences for termination of architect's contract at BBC landmark.
Architect MacCormac Jamieson Prichard has been sensationally thrown off the landmark project to redevelop BBC Broadcasting House.
Developers Land Securities and Bovis Lend Lease, in consultation with the BBC, have terminated the relationship following a review of requirements for the second phase of the project.
Building reported last month that the BBC’s review had already prompted MJP to lay off 12 staff, a third of its team on the project.
A statement from contractor Bovis, developer Land Securities and the BBC said: “We have jointly decided not to continue their relationship with MacCormac Jamieson Prichard as architects on the balance of the works on phase two of the BBC Broadcasting House redevelopment.
“All acknowledge the distinguished work carried out to date by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard to make this a building of the greatest architectural merit and a world class broadcasting centre.”
“The decision has come about as a result of creative differences and all parties wish to make it clear that this is in no way a reflection of their opinion of the professional capabilities of MacCormac Jamieson Prichard whom they continue to view with the highest regard,” it added.