BBC White City – Scudders
Layher | Monarflex
The iconic home of shows like Dad’s Army, Blue Peter and Strictly Come Dancing was bought by a property developer for £200m. The site on Wood Lane at White City is being turned into one of London’s largest new housing schemes.
Demolition work is underway to replace five of the eight studios with 950 homes, offices, restaurants and a hotel. Parts of Television Centre, including the circular ‘doughnut’ were awarded listed building status. The BBC will return to the surviving three studios when the project is complete in 2017.
PHD erected Access Layher Scaffold, to the Scudder facetted perimeter of the rotunda at the BBC Studios Wood Lane, a Listed Building, enabling safe demolition works.
A hoist is tied to the PHD scaffold for removal of rubble & debris and the scaffold is Monarflex sheeted for protection.
As the building is listed, PHD had to overcome the challenge of fixing the scaffold safely and tying in without damaging any of the existing building.