BBC Media Village

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The BBC Media Village in 2004

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 became 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 from 2007 to 2013.

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.

The buildings were designed by Allies and Morrison Architects and Buro Happold and built by Bovis Lend Lease.

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Coordinates: 51°30′50″N 0°13′41″W / 51.514°N 0.228°W / 51.514; -0.228