BBC News begins move into Broadcasting House

Very early this morning, BBC made the first step in a series of big changes.

This morning, BBC News opened its new centralized newsroom at Broadcasting House.

“Today is a different kind of big day for BBC News. Our new Newsroom in central London is open for business,” said Mary Hockaday on the BBC News blog “The Editors.”

Broadcasting House was the first purpose built television studio in the United Kingdom and began service for the BBC in 1932, ten years after the network launched. Along with restoring the original building, a new wing was added to bring the total size to over 80,000 square meters.

“New Broadcasting House gives us new studios, new operating systems and new technology. But more than this, it offers our journalists a purpose-built newsroom fit for the 21st Century, truly transforming the way we work.”

Later this year, BBC News will move its television studios to Broadcasting House, where they’ll debut completely new looks.

Here’s just a sample: