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Television Centre, W12

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A mixed development from Stanhope, the Television Centre comprises of one, two and three-bedroom residential units, offices, television studios and independent restaurants. Located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the nearest Underground stations are White City and Wood Lane. Read more

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Impossible to find, some teething issues, but overall a good time

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As a little oasis in White City, the development is great. Probably the best amenities of any scheme in London. Quality of construction and finish are good. Great setup of restaurants, bars, first rate gym.
The opening of Scarpetta, Bayley and Sage and The Electric Cinema have all been delayed by some time – as a result of what has been communicated as construction issues. Now that the office building is fully occupied there’s good energy throughout the scheme.

The greatest negative is that it is impossible for people to find your apartment unless you’re in the Helios – If in any of the Wood Crescent flats and hoping to use your building front door on Wood Crescent to receive a friend, Uber, Deliveroo it will take several phone calls to have them find you. Once they do find the building, the level of security (on the whole a good thing), coupled with the intercom issues that remain in many of the flats, means you will be lucky if you’re able to send the lift to them and get them up to your apartment without having to go down and get them. Also the key fob for the car park is on the wrong side which means you have to get out of your car and tap the fob each time you enter. First world problem but annoying.

All things considered, its a good scheme and am enjoying living there.

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Great micro location of amenities – overall area is a little soulless

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that the intercom wouldnt work for 5 months, that the level of secuirty would make it difficult to easily receive guests or ubers.

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Vibrant and Buzzy

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It’s been a year since we moved into our apartment in the Helios building and we love it more than ever. The vibrancy and eclectic mix of the development is fantastic. It always feels like there is something exciting going on and the variety of people is fantastic. The community within the building is really developing and people are extremely neighbourly and Stanhope really looks after the whole estate which is spotlessly clean and well cared for. The front of house team / concierge are wonderful – hugely accommodating and always pleasant.

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It is so convenient. White City and Wood Lane undergrounds are but a stones throw away (although you never hear them) and having Westfield on our doorstop is a major bonus. Hammersmith park is great and the tennis courts are always free. This is “city” living at its best.

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David Cudd Property Pro

Television Centre – lots to discuss

Television Centre (TVC) is a special development. There’s so much to talk about. Where should I start?

I could kick off with the historical element of the development, the celebrities who have graced the former BBC HQ and continue to do so at the remaining three active film studios or the huge investments and improvements in the public realm. Maybe the outstanding facilities which have been delivered exceptionally or the commercial tenants who generate life, attract new people and helped in creating an instantly buzzing atmosphere in a previously undesirable and somewhat forgotten part of town.

I could begin by discussing the greater regeneration of the White City area, including the expansion of Westfield (now the largest shopping centre in Europe) or Berkeley Group’s new White City Living development, which will create a new five-acre landscaped park for the local community to enjoy. Or the master plan for Imperial College London’s new campus ‘Imperial West’, which includes 600 student units, research and development facilities, a commercial hotel / offices / retail / private residential in a 35-storey tower, a Research & Translation Hub and eventually 3000 researchers solving the challenges of the future. All lovely to hear if you’re an investor looking for a tenant for your Television Centre apartment.

I haven’t even mentioned the apartments, which have been conceptually designed to pay homage to the site’s history while delivering them in the contemporary way expected of a new build. Subtle touches include mosaic tiles (first seen in the lobby) which continually connect you as you move from the development’s communal areas and into your home (appearing again in your bathroom). The grand entrance lobby provides the friendly and helpful concierge team with a place to greet visitors and residents alike. All too often I’m greeted with a miserable doorman who’s keen to instate their key holding power on estate agents. Only smiles and helpfulness have I experienced at TVC.

The biggest complaint I’ve heard is the distance from building to building which I can understand although, in truth, the distances are significantly wider than a traditional London street. That being said I get it. Privacy or rather a lack of it from certain apartments has put some people off. Personally, it’s not such a concern given the distances are 22m (at their narrowest point) and considering the rest of what the development has to offer. The gym is arguably London’s best – I haven’t seen better. Operated by Soho House’s brand ‘The Cow Shed’ it’s refreshing to see a resident’s gym with a genuine buzz about it. Members of Soho House Group can use the facilities, but I don’t see this as a problem. What would you rather, an empty gym with just your next door neighbour for company. or a busy gym atmosphere with lots of people and energy? It’s a no brainer.

If I had to take a dig at the scheme in would be at Wood Lane itself (where the scheme sits) and the traffic build up – especially at rush hour. Not that it’s the developer’s fault. It’s particularly unpleasant at the moment as construction works on White City Living continue and make-shift pedestrian walkways narrow the road to uncomfortable levels. I’m a motorist so it’s annoying although if you don’t have a car the tube connections are first class. Central, Circle and District Lines are all within a two-minute walk.

A few honourable mentions go to the large break-out spaces, the business suite and the cinema room which, while in use, has an illuminated ‘ON AIR’ sign to guard from unwanted interruptions. Another classy touch which links nicely to the history of the site.

Living at Television Centre will cost you considerably more than an apartment on a street close by, it’s true, but the same can be said for any new build and there’s genuine value for money in design, facilities, and transport links. Rather than comparing value by whats for sale on the neighbouring street, it’s best to compare with similar new-build developments. In doing that I think all will see the real value here.

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The local area is dominated by Westfield shopping centre and while this is convenient it’s not somewhere you’d want to visit everyday. The Westfield ‘antidote’ is essentially the new retail spaces in the commercial section of Television Centre which offers a good selection of restaurants including Homeslice (best pizza in the area), Kricket (delicious Asian fashion tapas) or the better known Bluebird Cafe. Within the next 12-18 months you’ll start to see the railway arches connecting Westfield to White City Living’s new park open with several boutique operators – or so that’s the plan.

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What did Top Gear day? Ambitious but rubbish.

Nice idea but poorly executed. Apartments are built very cheaply considering the amounts paid.
Concierge team are lovely and extremely useful.
Security team don’t know how to handle deliveries and so drivers get frustrated and refuse delivery.
Ongoing work to rectify problems has been since May (it’s now October).

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Location is great, Wood Lane and White City station are a 2 min walk away.

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Floors are wooden and walls are thin so sound travels very easily.

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Nina Harrison Property Pro

BBC Television Centre gets the treatment it deserved

White City W12 might soon be an entirely separate city. Who needs the rest of London when you live in Helios and there’s Westfield on the other side of the road. Television Centre is a gloriously swish development that’s taken the childhood magic memories of the BBC and given them an expensive, glossy polish. There’s a surprisingly large, residents lounge, a Soho House, an Electric Cinema and a ring of bright restaurants. Go to Waitrose in Westfield if you really need to cook. Buyers who spend up and live high get the smart outside space of the inner circle to look at as well as the full, green and gritty urban glory of London to the east. Phase One (the original building) finishing end of 2018, Phase 2 in late 2019/early 2020. The high proportion of domestic buyers who can’t all be ex-BBC employees is a good sign and there are plenty of current BBC people still around filming in the renovated BBC StudioWorks.

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This is a high end development and the associated facilities are high end to match. Historically W12 is a rather run-down area that’s undergone a spectacular renovation over the last six years. Having said that, the area immediately around the new developments has some way to go but I’d be surprised if anyone would go badly wrong by buying here.

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The Television Centre is Massive and busy.

The television centre development is part of a huge GBP5billion redevelopment in the white city area. This consists of the expanding of Westfield it will become the largest shopping mall in Europe, a new Imperial college campus and redevelopment of the tube station which will include commercial spaces under the railway arches. The developers, Stanhope, are keen to keep the development in the style of the original television centre that is listed, they have used different architects to do so and have kept things down to the original light switches. BBC, ITV and Sky all have plans to have studios in the development. Shows such as the Graham Norton Show and A League Of Their Own will be filmed there. There will also be an app available for residents to get access to tickets for said shows. They have made a deliberate effort to keep a creative atmosphere to the development and there will also be music venues/spaces for performances. The Soho Members club will be on the rooftop of one area of the development, it is complete with a 3 screen cinema, a gym and a spa and residents can be fast tracked for membership there. There will be 2 concierges and 24 hour security that is based on site, as is the building management. A parking space will cost GBP50,000 and the entrances to the parking are gated and not open to the public but residents only. The service charge is GBP6.75 per square foot. The demographic consists of 80% of UK buyers this is to attempt to keep the development lived in and busy, rather than as just an investment for foreign money. This will no doubt be a very busy area to live and it is just off shepherds bush market and the Uxbridge road that is packed with some great Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants, but it is a very busy road. The Television Centre backs onto Hammersmith park which would be great for those with children. It has great tube links and is next to White city and Wood Lane and near to Shepherds bush market.

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Practical and lively in W12

From a practical perspective the Television Centre by Stanhope is great. Relatively affordable (considering its location), stylish, great access to transport links and the Westway to get out of London, next to Westfield and John Lewis (which is being put in there) for the weekly shop, parking spaces available at GBP50,000. It does have a fairly steep service charge at GBP6.75 per square foot but considering this covers a pool, 24 hour concierge, yoga rooms, residents cinema and a residents lounge it is pretty reasonable. As it is just off Shepherds Bush, there wont be too much traffic coming directly past the development along Wood Lane, like there is going down the Uxbridge road, but it has the benefit of being near the A3220 and the Westway. From a social perspective, given that there will be studios putting on TV shows there and there will be music spaces the Television Centre has the potential to be a pretty cool place to bring friends to. It will also have the Soho House members club and various cafes and restaurants and a four screen cinema. Along with the fact that there is commercial space for offices to be taken, this will be a very busy and happening place. Therefore, it will be perfect for those looking for a vibrant and large development but perhaps less ideal for families looking for a quiet and secluded place to bring up a family.

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The Beebs new digs are worth a look at the Television Centre

When buyers choose an apartment in the Television Centre, they are purchasing a slice of British history. The whole of White City is undergoing a much needed facelift, thanks to projects such as this, making it an idea time to invest in this area of the capital. Where once it was East London being given a lick of paint, its finally time for the shabbier areas of West London like W12 to get a refresh and rebrand. Developed by Stanhope, with a design team including Graham Dawbarn, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Suzy Hoodless and Gillespies, the site comprises around 950 one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. The buildings previously housed the BBC, a much loved British institution, and indeed some its heritage will be maintained in the shape of three newly refurbished television studios. There will be apartments and penthouses making up the existing circular Grade II listed building (with the famous Helios statue in the centre), while a new crescent shaped outer building will wrap around the listed inner building. Private courtyard gardens, views of Hammersmith Park, and a 25,000 sq ft health and fitness centre will make this GBP8billion project an even more appealing prospect.

So, what of its location? The two nearest tube stations Wood Lane and White City provide access to the Central, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines, while Shepherds Bush Overground station is also within easy reach. As for major roads, the A40, which leads to the M40 and M25, means access to the west of London is straightforward for drivers. The area has a lot to like about it there are music and cultural venues like Bush Hall, the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and the Bush Theatre, and the shopping hub of Westfield is also a stones throw away with its huge line up of stores, restaurants and bars. A new GBP3billion Imperial College campus will bring even more attention to the W12 neighbourhood, along with new developments to the south at Earls Court and Chelsea Harbour.

Within the Television Centre, there are tons of first class facilities to keep residents entertained without even having to set foot outside. The renowned Soho House is moving in, with a three storey club, 47 bedrooms and a rooftop pool a real coup for the development. Whats more, therell be a Cowshed Active Gym, with pool, spa, fitness and yoga studios, and a four screen 200 seater Electric Cinema. There will be a forecourt with al fresco dining, including eateries like the Italian Cecconis, tapas bar Salt Yard and burger joint Patty and Bun. Summer pop ups at Pergola on the Roof always draw a lively crowd, and foodies can enjoy Rabbit Restaurants foraged food from the top of the multi storey car park. A 24 hour concierge, private residents lounge, screening room and parking spaces (available at GBP50,000 per space) completes the package.

The interiors are beautifully designed on trend yet timeless and thoroughly stylish. The scheme, designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, sympathetically retains many of the buildings Grade II listed features. Modern style with a mid century twist prevails, with limed oak floors and walls painted in Flint by heritage paint company, Little Greene. The kitchens boast glossy white units with Italian terrazzo worktops and Siemens appliances, while the bathrooms feature tiles inspired by the buildings original mosaics. Hidden storage is also provided the perfect way to maintain a clutter free lifestyle. Underfloor heating and comfort cooling means that apartments will be a comfortable place to live year round. Outside, the landscaped gardens are equally elegant, with strong Japanese influences like cherry blossom, stone bridges and wall hugging water features. The vast windows and external balconies in the apartments offer views over this lovely outdoor space.

This part of London has been given the Kings Cross treatment and its thriving as a result. In terms of prices, studio apartments are priced from GBP550,000, while one beds start at GBP650,000. Larger homes are available anywhere from GBP1 7million depending on their position within the Television Centre. This equates to around GBP1,295 per square foot, which is over the average for W12 of GBP947. But this isnt any ordinary development, and it will hopefully attract the kind of buyers who appreciate the history of the site.

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