Live inside the TV centre! We take a look at a one-bed flat in the iconic Television Centre, which can be yours for £750k
- One-bedroom flat that is part of iconic Television Centre is for sale for £750,000
- Flats in distinctive Grade II listed circular block have 24 hour concierge service
- Good public transport links with White City Underground station 0.1 miles away
A flat in part of the iconic Television Centre, which used to house the BBC, is on the market for £750,000.
The one-bedroom West London flat is spread across two floors and is part of the distinctive circular block on the site.
While that circular block has been converted into flats and Soho House hotel rooms, the surrounding studios are now used by ITV.
Programmes such as Good Morning Britain, This Morning, and Loose Women are all broadcast from there.
The London flat for sale is in part of the iconic Television Centre, which used to house the BBC
The one-bedroom flat is for sale for £750,000 and is being sold by Chestertons estate agents
Flats in the Grade II listed block benefit from a 24 hour concierge as well as access to Soho House Gym.
The gym at White City House has four studios for daily classes, plus a swimming pool, steam room and sauna.
Nearby is Westfield shopping centre, offering access to luxury brands, shops, bars and restaurants.
White City Underground is only 0.1 miles away, providing access to the central line while Wood Lane Underground station – which provides access to the circle and Hammersmith line as well as city lines – is 0.3 miles away.
From inside the flat, there are views of parts of the circular block through the crittall windows
The bright flat has an open-plan living room that includes a kitchen and separate seating area
Access to the bedroom and ensuite shower room on the lower lower is via a staircase
The flat has an open-plan living room that includes a kitchen and separate seating area, and a staircase to the lower level where there is a bedroom and an ensuite shower room.
It extends across 540 square feet, the equivalent of just over 50 square metres.
From inside the flat, there are views of parts of the circular block through the crittall windows.
The sale of the leasehold property is being handled by estate agents Chesterons.
It said the property would be ideal as a ‘pied-a-terre for anyone who wants to enjoy the luxury and security this outstanding complex has to offer’.
The living room has a distinct seating area that sits next to plenty of tall storage units
A modern kitchen has clean lines, with white base and wall cabinets and integrated appliances
Two floors sees the flat extend across 540 square feet, the equivalent of just over 50 square metres
The light shower room has black floor tiles and while tiles that cover most of the walls
The flat has one double bedroom with wood floors, two narrow windows and high ceilings
The story behind the design of Television Centre
Television Centre was designed by Graham Dawbarn and was operational by 1960.
It was one of the most technically advanced production hubs in the world at that time.
It includes a distinctive circular block, which housed technical areas and equipment, along with facilities for artists and administrative offices.
Grouped around it were the studios, linked by a covered walkway to a scenery block.
According to the BBC, the story behind the curious shape of Television Centre stemmed from Graham Dawbarn being stuck for ideas about how to design it and going to the local pub.
He then sat down, pulled out an old envelope and drew the triangular shape of the site on the back.
He then drew a question mark in the middle. How could he design a centre with eight studios, production galleries, dressing rooms, camera workshops, recording areas and offices to support them?
It must also allow trucks onto the site with the sets and areas for audiences and guests that were separate from the trucks.
He looked at the question mark and in a flash of inspiration realised that it would make the perfect design.
The sculpture in the central garden of the building still displays Helios, the Greek god of the sun.
It was designed by T. B. Huxley-Jones, and represents the radiation of television light around the world. The two reclining figures at the bottom are Sound and Vision, the two components of television.
Television Centre was designed by Graham Dawbarn and was operational by 1960
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