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My agenda for 2012 - maximising value

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Chris Kane Chris Kane | 16:50 UK time, Friday, 27 January 2012

This is my first blog for the New Year and we're already almost at the end of January - where does time go?

Firstly, I took some time out to rest and recharge the batteries as I believe 2012 will be a real rollercoaster.

Although my role has changed somewhat (see my blog from December), it would be remiss of me not to mention W1.  This amazing scheme is almost ready for occupation and indeed some of the team have already moved in.

So for the months ahead my primary focus will be on maximising value by securing a partner to take forward the BBC's legacy at Television Centre. We're now well into a market testing exercise where we're exploring all the options available to the BBC - not an easy job given the depth and breadth of the interest expressed so far.

This is no ordinary property sale and, as an iconic part of British broadcasting history, it is fascinating what the market has made of the potential opportunities that may exist for the next chapter in the life of Television Centre as the property moves from the ownership of the BBC into a new pair of hands. 

Over the weeks ahead I plan to blog on the progress of the market testing process and describe how the BBC intends to retain its commitment to the local W12 neighbourhood as the BBC re-shapes itself for the future.

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