Bespoke Marquees, Television Centre, London

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In April this year came the much anticipated re-launch of the old BBC Television Centre in White City, West London. The building complex was the headquarters of the BBC from 1960 until 2013, when it was decided to re-organise the BBC property portfolio and de-centralise the studio programming.

The iconic building was then sold to developers Stanhope, who were tasked with the re-development and re-purposing of the London landmark. Over the following five years, the building has been brought up to date and redeveloped to include flats, office space, cinemas, hotels and landscaped parklands. This ground breaking project has drawn some of the most exciting names in the restaurant and hospitality world including the likes of Bluebird and SOHO House taking up new residencies, in what is to become a new chapter in West London.

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The re-development was completed in early 2018 and Key Structures were tasked with assisting in the launch by providing bespoke marquees for a three day pop-up food festival in the central courtyard. Not content with a standard ‘’White Marquee’’ Key Structures were briefed to create bespoke structures to tie in with the contemporary style and colour palettes of the re-launch.

Custom matt finish PVC was sourced and was then manufactured into new roof sections for both our Clearspan and Pagoda range of structures. These were then fitted to our weighted floor systems, wrapped in custom printed branding and skirted with bespoke timber cladding stained to the client’s choice of colour.

The launch was a huge success, drawing crowds from all over London to this new West London cultural hub.
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