ITV’s iconic 25-storey HQ located on the site of the famous South Bank studios, known as the London Television Tower, is no longer considered to be fully fit for purpose by the broadcasting company, who are now looking to replace the tower with a brand new building.

The new development would see the closure of three historic studios, bringing all London staff together within a single location. An environmental impact assessment scoping report filed with Lambeth Council describes the replacement HQ as “a state of the art television, office, and studio accommodation incorporating a residential tower of up to 38 storeys.”

ITV further informed the council, “[The company] considers that there is a great need to invest in their currently outdated facilities…to ensure [it] can keep pace with the change in the way people work and to a setting that better represents the company and to provide a relaxing and stimulating work environment for its employees.

“The proposed development will provide an increase of non-residential floor space, with primary use being office space with subsidiary uses, such as studio floor space reception areas, hospitality, galleries, dressing rooms, production studios, storage and front of house, as well as catering facilities.”

Planning specialists Taverner Consultancy have been brought in to aid ITV with the project, which will see a 6-floor main podium structure flanked by two additional towers being built alongside the aforementioned residential tower. The residential tower itself with provide up to 270 apartments complete with internal parking for up to 60 vehicles.

Throughout the duration of the building work ITV would relocate their staff and operations to temporary premises, a company spokesperson has said.

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