So you thought it was an expensive time consuming process building a new set for CNN?
…that ain’t nothing as the Guardian’s Dan Sabbagh writes…
It is the BBC’s most expensive development: the £1bn double-atrium newsroom, tucked away behind All Souls church at the north end of Regent Street in London, which by next March will house 6,000 staff over 11 floors.
The 93,000 square metre development may be just over four years late, and £55m over budget after a falling out with its original architect – but the replacement for the familiar Television Centre is finally coming on air.
Last Sunday, the New Broadcasting House, behind the famous art deco headquarters used by Lord Reith, broadcast its first network programme – The Andrew Marr Show – with a string of national TV and radio shows due to move between now and Christmas.