Archives for January 2012

What will tomorrow's FM look like?

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Chris Kane Chris Kane | 13:43 UK time, Sunday, 29 January 2012

As we continue our journey of maximising value from TVC we're considering all aspects of the value chain.

Apart from the fundamental one of capital value one also has to consider the on-going operational costs of running a large facility such as TVC in a post BBC world.

This has lead the team to try to gain insights into what's happening in the world of Facilities Management and to find out what's new out there and what are the latest trends?

One way I'm planning of helping us get to grips with this is to take up Barry  Varcoe's invitation to explore the future of FM and CRE.  He's hosting a unique online event which aims to provide a neutral and open venue for all of us involved in CRE/FM to share ideas and debate the key issues - have a look the portal at 


 It opens tomorrow and runs for one week 

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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