ITV cans Hopkins’ South Bank plans

Hopkins' proposal for ITV's South Bank headquarters

Broadcaster to sell off London Television Centre site amid savings drive

ITV has announced that it will not proceed with Hopkins Architects’ proposals to redevelop its London Television Centre and is instead putting the South Bank site up for sale.

The broadcaster in February won planning permission to replace its 45-year-old home with a much larger two-part scheme. Hopkins’ proposals featured a 31-storey tower with 213 new homes and a new headquarters building for ITV with 44,434sq m of new office space, 3,632sq m of studio space, and 216sq m of new retail space. The non-residential element of the scheme would have been 14 storeys at its highest.

Conservation group the Twentieth Century Society opposed the plans, dubbing them “bland” and arguing the scheme would “present a massive and impenetrable frontage to a prominent riverside location that is successful and significant due to its permeability and sense of openness”.

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