Watching Television Centre thrive
The iconic Television Centre in west London is undergoing an extensive redevelopment programme where we are retaining Grade II listed façades and creating a new destination to live, work and visit.
Television centre Project summary
Mitsui Fudosan/AIMco, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Arup
- Start date
- September 2014
We are working in collaboration with English Heritage to ensure Television Centre's famous Helios building, along with the courtyard and atomic dot wall Studio One, are carefully refurbished while preserving many other original features.
Film and production studios are also being retained as we strive to continue the project's legacy and make a positive difference to local communities. So far, we have helped local people to find work, placed 100 apprentices across our supply chain and worked with young adults through the Prince's Trust.
We are providing smart building solutions and innovative new delivery programmes to save time and costs for key areas such as the basements, utilities, superstructures of each plot and prefabrication to ensure we effectively remove risk and delays from the project.
Our approach maximises prefabrication and off-site assembly of components, such as mechanical, electrical and public health services, resulting in quality and health and safety benefits.
Points of note
Sustainability storyWe are aiming for BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and are also striving to exceed our corporate targets for 98% FSC timber and 100% of key materials. Sustainability initiatives are important to the client and site team. A bees box scheme has also been implemented making Television Centre the home to three bee colonies.
Prefabrication and off site assemblyOur approach maximises prefabrication and off site assembly of components such as MEP services, resulting in programme, quality, and health and safety benefits. We have installed 681 fully fitted bathroom pods and brick faced precast concrete cladding units.
Dedicated employment and skills programmeWe are dedicated to continuing our legacy of Television Centre by contributing to the local communities. We have created a 'Routeway to Construction Training Scheme’ in conjunction with City of Westminster College to support local people into employment.
Managing utilitiesOur utilities team is using previous major project experience to create a robust utilities delivery plan to reduce project risks and prevent programme delays – ensuring visibility of works to accommodate the BBC who have a live studio on site.
Early engagement with our supply chainBy having early engagement and continuing our relationships with our supply chain, we have developed better and more efficient methods of working by reviewing key performance indicators on a monthly basis, understanding their capacity and resource availability to undertake works packages.
“This is an important community project. The great history here is being preserved and improved for future generations. As well as redeveloping an iconic structure, we are helping local people get jobs and putting apprentices to work. Mace has a great team spirit and sense of collaboration on this project.”