First look at ID:SR's designs for BBC Broadcasting House, Belfast

23rd July 2019

Images have been released of the ID:SR-designed plans for BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast city centre, part of the planning application made to Belfast City Council by the BBC. The redevelopment work is needed to address critical deficiencies in the listed building and ensure the long-term sustainability of the nearly 80 year-old Broadcasting House.

The investment, announced in March last year, will transform the iconic building, its technology and facilities, highlighting the BBC’s commitment to audiences in Northern Ireland. It will create a technologically advanced broadcast centre to serve future generations, while also retaining its long heritage in Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. The development is the result of a rigorous process focusing on value for money and the needs of audiences in Northern Ireland.

The proposals reveal plans for the building to include more publicly accessible spaces including a plaza opening onto Linenhall Street and a new ‘bridge building’ which will be constructed at the back of the current site, linking the existing office blocks and studios.

Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland said; “It’s exciting for our audiences and staff to see tangible designs of what our home could look like after the redevelopment. The plans illustrate how this historic site will be transformed, allowing us to innovate and grow the ways in which we serve our audiences.”

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