BBC Studios and Post Production moves to Elstree

Editor | 08-08-2012

As it moves out of the renowned Television Centre facilities during its redevelopment, BBC Studios and Post Production, is to relocate to another iconic facility in the form of Elstree Studios.

The move will be made from Spring 2013 and will see the BBC department—which provides television studios, post production and digital media services—investing in the Elstree Studios complex and offering a mix of fully equipped high-definition television studio spaces.

Between the two studio complexes at Elstree Studios and BBC Elstree, BBC Studios and Post Production will be able to offer a range of studios and stages for television production: BBC Elstree’s Studio D at 11,200 sq ft, which includes integrated audience seating, Elstree Studios’ fully HD equipped Stages 8 and 9 each at 7,500 sq ft, and use of the George Lucas Stages at 15,600 sq ft each – as well as additional studio spaces, production and post-production areas and offices as required.

The BBC Studios Television Centre HD technology will be temporarily relocated to Elstree Studios, allowing the company to continue to provide its production services while away from Television Centre.

BBC Studios and Post Production will lease new state-of-the-art studio production space in the completed Television Centre scheme from 2015. The Digital Media Services business which preserves, re-masters and manages content will relocate to a dedicated and permanent home in West London around the start of 2013.

Commenting on the move, Clive Hodge, Interim CEO for BBC Studios and Post Production said: “Our mix of studio facilities located at these two well established complexes at Elstree provides an excellent working solution for our customers while Television Centre is being redeveloped. Our expert technical, creative and project management staff will all be moving with us and we’ll be investing in both Elstree Studio sites to ensure we continue to provide our clients with the range of services and experience they have come to expect from us.”