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BBC planning re-vamp of Maida Vale studios | 28 May 2013

The BBC has announced in plans to re-vamp its Maida Vale studios in London, according to cnplus.co.uk.

The public broadcaster is currently seeking interest from contractors who may take on the job. It is thought that the project, which will be designed to bring the studios to a modern standard, will cost between £15 million and £40 million. Some of this sum may be spent on property management software, which would determine the capital assets required during the building work, amongst other things.

It is yet unknown whether studios will stay at their current location, or be moved to a total different area, according to constructionenquirer.com. It is claimed that the BBC are looking to achieve a rating of BREEAM Very Good with the new building however, with future plans to achieve BREEAM Excellent.

Those at the corporation are said to be working with property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton to seek out outline proposals for the site. The studio is currently used by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Singers and for the Radio 1 Live Lounge and ‘In Session’ recordings.

The studios were first built in 1909, with the BBC acquiring the building in the 1930s to help meet public demand for broadcasting.

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Qube Global Software. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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