BBC Scotland HQ, Glasgow

David Chipperfield - Keppie Architects
Date Built
Completed 2004
Pacific Quay
The Keppie Architects website says that they were appointed to, "... facilitate the BBC’s brief for a world-class broadcasting centre for Scotland, which would be the BBC’s first digital broadcasting centre of the 21st Century and would house more than 1,300 staff. The BREEAM “Very Good” design encourages creative interaction, connecting all the perimeter workspaces within a central atrium, that incorporates a rising staircase - a powerful visual representation to the public aspect of the building whilst concealing the three main studio spaces. This balance was successfully achieved; a major undertaking when you consider that the TV studio alone extends to 8,500sqft."
Tony Wilson of BBC Property adds that, "The building itself is looking magnificent and the high quality of both the design and construction is evident throughout. It was also important to us that the building should be finished on time and on budget, both of which I am pleased to say have been achieved."