BBC Scotland Headquarters


The new building for BBC Scotland is located at Pacific Quay, on the banks of the River Clyde, next to the iconic buildings of Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow Tower and across from the SECC campus including the SSE Hydro and Clyde Auditorium.


Keppie Design was appointed to facilitate the BBC’s brief for a world-class broadcasting centre for Scotland, which would be the BBC’s first digital broadcasting centre of the 21st Century and would house more than 1,300 staff. The BREEAM “Very Good” design encourages creative interaction, connecting all the perimeter workspaces within a central atrium, that incorporates a rising staircase - a powerful visual representation to the public aspect of the building whilst concealing the three main studio spaces. This balance was successfully achieved; a major undertaking when you consider that the TV studio alone extends to 8,500sqft.


"The building itself is looking magnificent and the high quality of both the design and construction is evident throughout. It was also important to us that the building should be finished on time and on budget, both of which I am pleased to say have been achieved." - Tony Wilson, BBC Property

Client Bovis Lend Lease / Land Securities
Contact Gordon Anderson
Dates  Complete 2006
Value  £75m
Floor Area   33,000 sqm
Services  Architecture