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Hatton Cross3,313 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I know it was always going to happen but I’m gutted. Goodness only knows what it will be come.

Gutted. Rather like the building, then.

What will it become? Two guesses.
Apartments on floors 2-12, competition to The Mulberry Bush on ground and first floor.
Or another office block.
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bluecortina873 posts since 26 Jul 2012

No BBC Studioworks staff run or operate Studios TC2 and TC3, that is done by staff from ITV as far as I understand.


BBC Studioworks still provide some core engineering support staff for TCs 2 and 3 I believe.


You'd surely expect that, they are the equivalent of guarantee engineering staff on OB trucks?


A number of the support staff used to work at TLS, which probably comes as no surprise.
Inspector Sands13,896 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I know it was always going to happen but I’m gutted. Goodness only knows what it will be come.

Well it was sold with the planning permission that ITV obtained, so I imagine it will be the same sort of thing as ITV planned - part offices, part residential and public space.


I'd say it's fairly certain that there will be a tower roughly in the same place as the current one
Lou Scannon1,208 posts since 1 Jan 2016
HTV West Points West


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".

Have Careys PLC just made up a name that nobody in the past has ever actually called that building, or what?!
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Whataday10,211 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
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".


I think they're just abbreviating South BanK

I've never heard anything referred to as the SBK building throughout this process though.
Rogo2323 posts since 15 Dec 2016
London London
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".


I think they're just abbreviating South BanK

I've never heard anything referred to as the SBK building throughout this process though.


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?
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JKDerry1,973 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
On a side note, it seems that the Riverside Studios are up and running, as Richard Osman's World Cup of the Decade will be recorded there in early December - however their website has no new information, and it just says the studios will be reopening in 2019.