BBC Pacific Quay
BBC Pacific Quay is BBC Scotland's television and radio studio complex at Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland. Opened by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown in August 2007, the studios are home to BBC Scotland's television, radio and online services and the headquarters of the BBC in Scotland.
The studios are located adjacent to the Glasgow Science Centre, across the river from the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and adjacent to the studios of commercial broadcaster STV. The new building is one of the most modern, state of the art, digital broadcasting facilities in the world, complete with the BBC's first HD-capable newsroom.
There are three main television studios based at BBC Pacific Quay.
Studio A is the largest television studio at the complex with 8,417 sq ft of studio floor space. It can easily accommodate studio audiences of up to 320.
Studio B is the small to medium-sized studio with 2,594 sq ft of studio floor space. Small studio audiences of up to 100 can be accommodated in Studio B.
Studio C is the smallest studio and is the home to BBC Scotland's flagship news programme "Reporting Scotland". The studio has 1,938 sq ft of studio floor space. This studio is used for local news, politics and current affairs programming for BBC Scotland and is therefore not usually available for use by other productions.
The complex also houses facilities needed for television productions, such as 3 Star Dressing Rooms, 6 dressing Rooms, large green rooms, audience lounge, make up, wardrobe, production offices and full studio technical support services.
The £72m project on the River Clyde in Glasgow was designed by David Chipperfield Architects but Keppie Architects took control in late 2004. It is home to the biggest TV recording space to be built in Scotland and has an area of 782 m2 (8,420 sq ft) with a new retractable bleacher seating for 320 audience members, although the studio can sit a maximum audience of 338 people.
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