BBC to splash £1m on moving production staff five miles back to...

BBC to splash £1m on moving production staff five miles back to its old offices

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Staff were reportedly told on Thursday they would be relocating back to Shepherd’s Bush in West London, close to the former Television Centre in White City. 

The move is part of a restructure which has seen the BBC’s production arm relaunched as BBC Studios, a separate organisation with its own budget which could notionally make programmes for rival broadcasters. 

But as part of the shake up, programme makers will be moved out of the £1bn New Broadcasting House off Oxford Street and back into old offices still owned by the BBC in Shepherd’s Bush.

Despite the initial £1m outlay, a BBC spokesman told the Daily Mail the move would ultimately save licence fee payers £75m a year.

“This is a normal business consolidation that helps deliver savings and it will also allow for the Government-funded expansion of World Service, which is based in Broadcasting House,” they added.