History of the BBC

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BBC Buildings - Pacific Quay

Pacific Quay
BBC Scotland at Pacific Quay

The new headquarters for BBC Scotland

Pacific Quay is the brand new headquarters for BBC Scotland, situated just outside Glasgow on the River Clyde, opposite the SECC and next to the Science Centre. It was designed by leading architect David Chipperfield, who created a sheer glass fa├žade ensuring that the look of the building changes throughout the day, season and viewpoint. A defining feature is an internal, stepped 'street' that rises throughout the entire length of the design, providing break-out spaces and informal meeting areas.


Officially opened by the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, on 20 September 2007, this new building is a dynamic broadcasting centre and a benchmark in terms of state-of-the-art technology and production methods, across TV, radio and online.

All BBC Scotland's national broadcast output comes from here, including the hugely popular Reporting Scotland, Frontline Scotland and Sportscene.

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