for the BBC in Hull
30 years, BBC services for Lincolnshire, Hull and East Yorkshire have
broadcast from the BBC offices in Chapel Street, Hull.
our exciting range of new services in the region the BBC moved to a more
central location in the city. Queen's Court, Queen's Gardens.
How the artists
saw the building
The BBC building
in Queen's Gardens is a thriving broadcasting hub for the BBC’s television,
radio and interactive TV services and the home of the Open Centre.
- Open access
to the public to new facilities.
- A strengthening
of our involvement in local communities.
- The opportunity
for us to work in partnership with local learning organisations across
the region for the provision of exciting learning, information and entertainment
centre in the heart of the city
with Yorkshire Forward, Hull CityVision and Hull CityLearning, the BBC
Open Centre offers a range of new services to the people of Hull, the
East Riding and Lincolnshire.
Area - a free, drop-in, ICT learning centre with a strong focus
on Basic skills and multimedia training.
Area - a free cyber-café, where the public can surf the internet.
Live broadcasting, visible to the public.
BBC Bus - BBC branded bus, fitted out with six computers supporting
full internet access, offers learning opportunities and community broadcasting.
Action Desk - offering advice and support
Plus, a small
performance area for theatre, song and dance.
Learning Area offers a flexible, ‘learner-led’ curriculum, focusing on
Basic, ICT and multimedia skills, and aims to be a first step for new
learners who will be encouraged to progress to other local lifelong learning
Open Centre is an easy way for people to use the wealth of the BBC’s learning
resources, in particular our new ‘learning journeys’.
structured ‘online routes’ that can lead to qualifications in various
subjects. We already have learning journeys on Becoming WebWise (using
the web); Get Confident; The History Trail; First Aid Action; and The
Blue Planet Challenge.
Cyber Café And Workshop Area
Kitted-out with PCs, this area hosts workshops for schools and community
groups offering the chance for people to get a hands-on taster of a BBC
creative session, such as ‘make your own radio drama’, or ‘make your own
When no workshops
are running, this area offers free internet access to the public.
The BBC Bus has many of the facilities that are available in the Open
Centre but taken out directly to people across Hull and the surrounding
region. With PC’s and a BBC Radio Humberside radio studio on board, the
BBC Bus brings both learning opportunities and broadcasts to everyone’s