« Topics
1234...140141142143144
Inspector Sands14,525 posts since 25 Aug 2004
And another one ...there was a residential tower on Upper ground next to IBM and a Office tower next to the river with a office studios and small office tower next to Gabriels wharf .... and it has 869 bycycie places
Here is the planning document of 94 pages !
https://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/documents/s93313/ITV%20PAC%20Report.pdf

Presumably the new owners will have to reapply for permission for whatever they want to do with it. Looking at the application, a lot of the consideration was to do with having studios in the new complex, the National Theatre's submission which agreed with the plans for example. So no would have thought that the council would want some sort of use that's not just flats and offices.
Inspector Sands14,525 posts since 25 Aug 2004

That article describes the former ITV site as "Prince's Wharf and the SBK Building".

My assumption / educated guess is that "Prince's Wharf" is the former Studio 8 / This Morning building, and therefore "SBK Building" means the towerblock?

I can obviously work out that the first two letters must stand for South Bank, but what the blithering flip is the K supposed to stand for?

Over the years I've read/heard people refer to it as everything from "the LWT tower" to "The London Studios", but prior to reading that article I've never in my life encountered it being referred to as "SBK Building"

Yes, it'll be just to distinguish the two parts of the site, that's all it is to them - a development site they're working on. It's been out of the hands of ITV for a while, last time I came past it the windows had marketing for the sale of the site on it with a generic name


Presumably the removal of that bridge is because Princes Wharf isn't part of the development and was only leased by ITV. It detaches the two so that the owners of Princess Wharf can do whatever they need to


Go to the link that Technologist posted and look at page 8, they refer to it as "Kent House", I'm guessing that's where the K comes from. "South Bank Kent" perhaps?

They refer to only the tower as Kent House, as opposed the podium block which is the bit with the studios. The bridge went to the latter.


The K is the last letter in bank, its that simple
1
Whataday gave kudos
Inspector Sands14,525 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I wouldn't be surprised if Celebrity Juice returns to The Riverside Studios and maybe The Last Leg.

I noticed from their website a while back that the new TV studio has the 'iconic' brick wall which The Last Leg utilised and replicated long after they left Riverside. I can't remember if they still have that as a backdrop or whether it got phased out
JKDerry2,457 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
They are very happy and settled into the larger TC1 studio at Television Centre

What's that based on?

It must have taken him ages to ask everyone personally what their thoughts were.

Here we go again - right, a few of the production staff have commented to audience members who came to the show that they are very happy at Television Centre. A much larger studio, more space and a perfect studio for them on Friday nights. Now, do you want me to produce written evidence of this, copies of official statements made by the staff that they are happy at Television Centre, maybe a few affidavits would make you happy?
VMPhil10,232 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
What's that based on?

It must have taken him ages to ask everyone personally what their thoughts were.

Here we go again - right, a few of the production staff have commented to audience members who came to the show that they are very happy at Television Centre. A much larger studio, more space and a perfect studio for them on Friday nights. Now, do you want me to produce written evidence of this, copies of official statements made by the staff that they are happy at Television Centre, maybe a few affidavits would make you happy?



If you'd just added that to your original post…

I don't think the Last Leg will be returning to Riverside. Apparently a few of the production staff told audience members that they are very happy and settled into the larger TC1 studio at Television Centre, and it seems to work for them.



…then nobody would have taken issue with you.
3
bilky asko, UKnews and mannewskev gave kudos
noggin14,775 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Also worth pointing out that there are lots of factors influencing what studio a show is made in - so even if a production team likes one studio, it doesn't mean it will always make the show in that studio.

Other studio bookings, commissioning timescales, production logistics, talent availability, whether the show is live or recorded (and on what day), budget, regional quota commitments etc. can all have an impact on studio selection.
3
bilky asko, UKnews and Brekkie gave kudos