Broadcasting House, Belfast

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Not to be confused with Broadcasting House in London.

Coordinates: 54°35′38″N 5°55′48″W / 54.594°N 5.930°W / 54.594; -5.930

Broadcasting House, Belfast

Broadcasting House, Belfast is the headquarters building from which BBC Northern Ireland operates many of its broadcasting services. The building is located on Ormeau Avenue in Belfast city centre, at the junction with Bedford Street. Public tours of the building are available.[1]

History[edit]

The six-storey building was designed in 1936 by James Millar from Glasgow in neo-Georgian style, steel framed with reinforced concrete floors and roof and a facing of sand-faced bricks. Work started in 1938 and continued despite World War II to opening in May 1941. It featured a concert hall and several radio studios (television took until 1953 to reach Northern Ireland). In 1975 an eight-storey extension was built on Ormeau Avenue and in 1984 a three-storey extension, for the expanding news and current affairs service, was added in Linen Hall Street West.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The BBC NI Experience". BBC Northern Ireland website. Retrieved 29 November 2009.