Size 35,000 m2
The design of the BBC's new home in the North started with ID:SR and a BBC working group thinking about how they could create a workplace that’s a thriving urban neighbourhood.
As the BBC began to plan the move of 2,300 posts to their new centre at MediaCityUK in Salford they commissioned ID:SR to design a new home for the corporation that would reflect the incredible creativity of its people and the content they create.
Applying their activity-driven design approach, ID:SR worked with the BBC to create a design solution that would allow them to work more effectively and creatively in less, more efficient space. BBC North offers a variety of work settings which properly reflect how each of its departments really works. By reimagining the office as a city, ID:SR has devised a new workplace which is amenity-centric rather than desk-centric, and which is enlivened by the way people share its spaces and amenities.
BBC North’s new home reflects the dynamism of the digital age: while it is global and hi-tech it is also authentic and local. Together we’ve created a media city - a home for creative people.