07 Dec 2018

Television Centre has won the highly coveted Mixed-use Project of the Year category at the AJ Architecture Awards.

The awards recognise excellence in UK architecture across a range of categories, with judges praising the redevelopment of the Grade II listed building as a ‘truly mixed-use scheme done really well’.

One of the most technically advanced production hubs in the world, the BBC’s former home was the first purpose-built TV studio in the UK. The new construction remains faithful to this 1950s “factory of television” showcasing bespoke interior tiles reflecting the graphic design of the time and metalwork which references the retained south stairs.

The refurbishment by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris also preserves and celebrates timeless key features including the original stage doors, John Piper mural, and iconic atomic dots.

The £1bn first phase of Television Centre’s renovation was completed earlier this year and now features housing, offices, restaurants and cafés, a three-screen cinema, a club with a roof-top pool, and television production facilities, all set in landscaped gardens.

Mitsui Fudosan’s other noted and award-winning projects include Angel Court, shortlisted for four prestigious awards including the RIBA London Awards in 2017, 8-10 Moorgate, which won the prestigious City Heritage Award in 2015, and 5 Hanover Square, winner of the London LABC National Building Excellence Award for Best Small Commercial Building in 2013.