Judging by this we are going for a BBC London News style studio?
Hard to tell if the Newsroom is going to reappear based on that. Although a tweet from David Gregory-Kumar suggests that it might be.
I can't work out what orientation we're dealing with in that timelapse video.
If the real window is directly
the perspective that we're looking from there, then it almost certainly won't form any part of the on-air look of the programme (i.e. the camera crew would have their backs to the real window). But a set orientated that way round would be great for visitors to the Public Space to look in and see the set from the same perspective as they would if watching on the telly (albeit with the back of the studio cameras in the foreground).
Alternatively... if any of the black walls that we can see in that timelapse are in fact a black curtain temporarily pulled across the real window during the refit, then the real window may form at least part of the view seen through the panoramic "window" gaps in those new set walls (but perhaps with a fake CGI newsroom or similar filling other parts of the panorama?).
Since the 2012 set change, you've basically only been able to see the rear face of the set's left-hand wall when looking through the real window from the newsroom side. Which is pretty crap for visitors to the Public Space - who are also only able to see into the studio at all from fairly oblique angles anyway (via a newsroom/Public Space window which is perpendicular to the studio/newsroom one).
I am the
viewer of ITV West News.