The BBC Media Village was opened in 2004 and is the second phase of development at BBC White City. The 17-acre site, located in Wood Lane, London W12, encompasses the 1908 Summer Olympics site (parts of the swimming pool were discovered when the foundations were laid).
Two main buildings for staff are the "Broadcast Centre" which houses BBC Future Media & Technology, the cross-BBC Programme Management Office, Red Bee Media's digital television broadcast facilities, and the "Media Centre" which provides office accommodation for BBC staff, many in the administrative segment of the corporation. The Media Centre is also the global headquarters for the BBC's for-profit publishing subsidiary BBC Worldwide.
The Energy Centre provides services to the entire site, and from early 2008 is home to both the production team of Top Gear and the Top Gear magazine team in the penthouse, as well as hosting The One Show's studio.
The buildings were opened to the public as part of Open House London in September 2004. Public access is available to shops, bars and other retail outlets.