An interior design job that could be worth just £200,000 has attracted more than 100 entries in the latest indication of the paucity of design work coming to market.

The BBC confirmed this week that it had received over 100 expressions of interest in providing “workplace design” services for its Broadcasting House development in central London.

The job, which carries a fee of between £200,000 and £500,000, involves the interior design of 45,000m2 of TV and radio studios, production and multimedia facilities.

Sixty-seven architects achieved prequalification. Industry sources said several high-profile practices had applied for the job.

Andrew Asbury, the programme manager for the scheme, described the response as “extraordinary”.

One architect bidding for the scheme said: “We’re all scrabbling for the same jobs. The competition is intense out there, and there are fewer and fewer jobs.”