BBC Radio Berkshire building now up for sale

BBC Radio Berkshire is looking for a new home after the BBC put the Victorian stately home it is based in up for sale.

The corporation is selling the Grade II-listed Caversham Park estate in Berkshire where it is based and shares with BBC Monitoring in an effort to save money on property costs.

The BBC says the site is “large and ageing” and it makes “no sense to occupy part of the building”. It was purchased by the BBC with government grant-in-aid funds and Monitoring moved in during World War 2. It is now being marketed for commercial or residential use.

Plans to vacate the building were first revealed in 2016.

BBC Radio Berkshire is home to Andrew Peach, Anne Diamond, Bill Buckley and Phil Kennedy on the weekday schedule, along with Tony Blackburn on a Friday and Howard Hughes on the weekend.

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at 4:22 pm by RadioToday

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