BBC Property Strategy

UK wide property strategy


As part of the Design Studio at BBC Property, Paul was key strategist for the restructuring of BBC’s property strategy.  The BBC owned 500 buildings, most in poor condition with high maintenance requirements, and many with impending costs for compliance renovations.

The masterplanning process defined what facilities should be constructed where.  Paul was involved with planning major new digital broadcast centres in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Key Outcomes:

A series of new state of the art broadcasting centres to future-proof the organisation with digital media.

Our Approach

The strategy involved teasing out the key requirements from the diverse stakeholders who ranged from business, technology, creative and administration, and synthesising that into coherent briefs suitable for interpretation by the construction industry.

Our Process

Combination of spreadsheet and sketch, to capture numerical data scale and size,.  Analyse available sites, analysing existing condition of buildings to determine whether to retain sell or demolish.

The Results

New broadcast centres in London and Scotland, rationalisation of portfolio.  Creation of future-proofed workplaces.  Media Centre subsequently sold following a subsequent to further regionalise the workforce.  This is now a highly successful workplace.

  • Customer BBC Property
  • Field Media, Broadcast & Workplace
  • Location UK wide
  • Year 2000 - 2005
Paul… “demonstrated reliability, tenacity, personal qualities of empathy discretion etc, as well as talent as a designer and ability to nurture other design teams talents, initiative to instigate new systems and processes, commitment, ability to work in and with a team, ability to use various media to draw out clients ideas, experience in a wide variety of building types”… George Crowe - Controller BBC Property 1993-2001 BBC Property Strategy bbc

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