ITV to move 2,000 staff to former BBC headquarters at White City

ITV will move all 2000 London-based staff to White City, the location that was once home to their arch rival the BBC. Another 1200 staff are expected to move in the middle of next.
Take a tour of White CityTelevision Centre’s newly renovated Television Centre. Flats in the BBC’s iconic old west London headquarters were unveiled before the official launch of the redevelopment in April. Guy ArchardTelevision Centre’s new flatsNew flats and 45 Soho House rooms were carved from the original circular structure, which was constructed between 1949- 1960. Guy ArchardThe CrescentFurther buildings for homes, offices, and the members’ club have been added in an outer ring. Guy ArchardThe new apartments at Television Centre are new flats. The original circular building was built between 1949 and 1960. Guy ArchardThe idea behind the buildings should blend together so people shouldn’t know if it’s old or new,” said Paul Monaghan, architect at AHMM.Guy ArchardDoing doughnutsThe White City building was home to the first resident in December 2017. The hoardings that were visible on the distinctive “doughnut-shaped building” were removed in February 2018. The first restaurants and Soho House will open their doors in the coming weeks. Guy ArchardITV has taken over 125,000 square feet of office space on three floors that were previously occupied BBC workers. ITV has taken 125,000 sq ft of office space on three floors previously occupied by BBC workers. It now houses apartments and a Soho house private members club. It will be the first time that we have all been together. We will create a hub for ITV in West London and provide new, smart ways to work for all of our colleagues. We are excited to join such a vibrant, creative group and bring our ITV vibes to W12. Cadillac Fairview, the real-estate arm of the Ontario Teachers’ Retirement Plan, purchased White City Place in 2020. “White City Place is establishing itself as an innovation hub with the likes BBC, ITV, and other media companies. However, the decision by ITV for all their 2,000 London staff to move to White City will increase the buzz to make it a true centre of the media industry in London.