And also it provides a bit of income while they decide what to do with it. Interesting but I wonder how much work there is to do to get it used again. It's not just the technical equipment, the ventilation and other services presumably haven't been used for over a year
I doubt many productions would want to use the complex, it has been stripped out of equipment, meaning any production needs to refit it with OB units and equipment, a lot of money there. Also, knowing this is for maybe a year at most, the temporary nature of the usage would deter many productions, who might want a permanent home or a regular home.
Have I Got News For You which used TLS
is now on the move again - they were using Elstree Studios up to Christmas and in April will be using Studio 1 at Riverside Studios.