I've seen them use the newsroom in the past though perhaps not that set of chairs. They seem creative with the space.
It's almost like it's 2002-4 again, when the corporation had their thing of 'OBs' from various bits of their buildings. I believe Marylebone High Street, the Forum and the Mailbox were specced out with wallboxes all over the shop so the gallery could in theory take the programme or parts of the programme from different parts of their respected spaces.
Still much better than the '2008' style sets. Norwich must be due an upgrade by now? Techwise we all understand why that can't happen straight away, short of total failure/loss of site - but certainly branding/set wise it's due an upheaval. Isn't their studio a strange shape anyway that would lend itself quite well to an NBH style set?
Oh it's such a perfect day, I'm glad I spent it with you...