Green light for BBC’s £200 million new house in Birmingham

Demolition is expected to begin within the next few months and construction to take place in two years.

Presumably BAM Bouw is in talks to get the job done.

By repurposing the Bordesley Street landmark, Stoford aims to deliver one of Birmingham’s first net zero carbon office buildings.

The building will use most of its existing facades, structure and substructure, avoiding substantial CO2 emissions.

The BBC hopes to move from its current home at The Mailbox to the new 84,000 square foot bespoke center in 2026.

The building is on track to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘outstanding’

Typhoo Wharf will house several BBC editorial offices, including The Archers, BBC Asian Network, BBC Newsbeat, BBC Radio WM and Midlands Today.

Over the next decade, Stoford plans to deliver up to 800,000 square feet of new residential, office and hospitality accommodation around the new BBC.

The wider plan will transform more than 10 hectares of underutilized land around Typhoo Wharf and the adjacent canal basin into a new mixed-use neighborhood characterized by attractive public spaces and open thoroughfares.

A new public square will be completed in time for the arrival of the first BBC employees.

Grant Associates is designing the new landscape and urban realm, which will create a new canal-side neighborhood centered around the canal that used to carry tea in and out of the original Typhoo building.

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