BBC unveils new heritage trail

BBC unveils new heritage trail

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Friday, 24th July 2015
Tony Hall, Tess Daly, Bruce Forsyth, Claudia Winkleman and Tim Davie unveil plaque at Television Centre (Credit: BBC)

The BBC has created a heritage trail celebrating its landmark buildings in London.

Director-General Tony Hall and BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie were joined yesterday by entertainment legend Bruce Forsyth and Strictly Come Dancing presenters Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman to unveil a heritage plaque at BBC Worldwide's new Television Centre headquarters.

Five further plaques will be unveiled at other London locations over the coming months, all recognising key moments in British broadcasting history.

The opening of BBC Worldwide's new west London headquarters marks the first time all its staff have been located under one roof, after it acquired 2entertain five years ago.

The move is part of a drive to cut costs at the BBC, which has downsized from 213 buildings to 154 since October last year. The broadcaster has said that this will lead to a saving of £67 million a year on property by 2017.

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