Like this page?
Send it to a friend!
Pebble Mill has been knocked down
BBC Pebble Mill - going, going, gone!
Bulldozers and diggers have finally marked the end of an era for the former home of BBC Birmingham. Take a look at our demolition pictures.
Artist impression of new development
The landmark building has being torn down as part of a demolition programme to make way for a 36,000 sq m world-class research and development facility for the medical and healthcare industries.
Regional development agency Advantage West Midlands has a 95 year lease on the site. Advantage West Midlands Chief Executive John Edwards said: "The demolition of Pebble Mill is the first step on the way to creating what will undoubtedly be a world-class facility, building on Birmingham's excellence in medical technologies.
"This marks the end of one era with a building that has defined Birmingham in many ways, but also marks the dawning of a new high-technology era for the city."
See the demolition in pictures...
BBC Pebble Mill
Goodbye Pebble Mill
The closure of BBC Pebble Mill marked the end of production at the famous Birmingham site for over thirty years.
Pebble Mill has staged many popular shows over the years, most famously Pebble Mill at One, a 45 minute lunchtime chat show which ran from 1973 to 1986. presented from the foyer of the BBC's Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham
The studios have also produced a host of popular programmes including the popular TV dramas Dalziel and Pascoe and Dangerfield, as well as the long-running radio soap The Archers and the recent daytime soap opera Doctors starring Christopher Timothy.
BBC Birmingham says goodbye to Pebble Mill...
Midlands Today at The Mailbox
Hello The Mailbox
Set in the heart of the city centre, BBC Birmingham's state of the art new home at The Mailbox is part of a development which houses hotels, shops, restaurants and bars in a canal-side setting, with a public walkway running through it.
The move to the city centre reinforces the BBC’s commitment to national, regional and local programme-making in the West Midlands and will ensure that BBC Birmingham is best placed to meet the changing demands of broadcasting and technology in the future.
BBC Birmingham's new home...
last updated: 18/06/2008 at 18:21