British Film Institute seeks contractor for £130M film and TV centre

WCN Editorial Team 2 Jun 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The British Film Institute (BFI) is seeking a development team to construct a new £130M film and TV centre on London’s South Bank.

BFI has received an offer of support of up to £87M towards the overall project cost, subject to tendering starting immediately.

The new International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image, to occupy a riverside position on London’s South Bank, will feature a gallery, three cinema screens and an education centre.

Presently, BFI is working with landowners — the South Bank Centre, Braeburn Estates, Jubilee Gardens Trust and Lambeth Council — to ensure that the development will be sensitively designed to complement an expanded Jubilee Gardens.

BFI’s CEO Amanda Nevill said: “British film and British filmmakers deserve a home now more than ever, a building that will express our optimism, our confidence and our excitement about Britain’s leading role in the future of film, television and the moving image at home and internationally.

“It will be a place where filmmakers and audiences will come together to be inspired by our creative legacy and to be part of this most fast moving, dynamic and popular art-form.”

As part of this development, Braeburn Estates will also create 6,500sq m of new green parkland on Jubilee Gardens, extending the current space between the London Eye and Hungerford Bridge.

The project is expected to be complete in 2022.

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