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BBC Scotland's Leslie Anderson reports
"Work is expected to start on construction in the spring of next year"
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Wednesday, 30 May, 2001, 17:52 GMT 18:52 UK
BBC Scotland unveils digital HQ
Exterior view
The building will herald a new broadcasting era
BBC Scotland has unveiled the design of its planned new digital broadcasting headquarters at Pacific Quay on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow.

The 30m building has been designed by London-based David Chipperfield Architects (DCA), which was chosen from a field of over 70 international design companies.

It will be the BBC's first digital broadcasting centre of the 21st century.

Work will begin on site early next year with completion anticipated for late 2004.

Interior view
An interior view of the planned building
Interactive facilities in the reception area for the public and a live background overlooking the Clyde from the Reporting Scotland studio are among the many features in the new building.

BBC Scotland Controller, John McCormick said: "The outstanding quality of the design befits this landmark project."

"The design is radical, imaginative and exciting. It combines the production spaces we require with a real understanding of the importance of creating an environment that is accessible and welcoming to staff, visitors, contributors and to members of the public.

"The building, and its riverside location, are intended to allow it to 'anchor' the whole Pacific Quay site, around which other creative industries may grow.

Focal point

"I believe the new headquarters building will come to embody everything that the BBC stands for in Scotland - creativity, professionalism and a powerful sense of community."

The new BBC Scotland headquarters building is being hailed as a major focal point for the continued development and regeneration of Pacific Quay.

The 60-acre site is currently undergoing a major transformation to include the Glasgow Science Centre, Imax Cinema, the Millennium Tower and Pacific Quay Developments' business park.

BBC Scotland will submit a planning application to Glasgow City Council in the Autumn for a new bridge linking Pacific Quay with the city centre.

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