BBC MasterChef, Digbeth Loc. Studios - Media Cluster

The BBC's flagship television show, MasterChef, will move to the Grade II* listed Banana Warehouse in 2024, the first time the show will be made outside London in more than 20 years.


BBC MASTERCHEF

Banana Warehouse, Rear of 122 Fazeley Street

Warwick Bar, Digbeth

Birmingham, B5 5RS 

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PROJECT TEAM:

PartnersStanhope PLC, Steven Knight

ArchitectsK4 Architects, Robert Myers

Masterplan ArchitectsAllies and Morrison

Project Manager: Cadence Projects

Quantity Surveyor: Core Five LLP

OccupierShine TV/ MasterChef

ConsultantsRamboll

Contractor: TBC

Planning Application Number(s)2022/07929/PA, 2022/07931/PA

Targeted Completion: Summer 2024

 

THE DEVELOPMENT: BBC MASTERCHEF, DIGBETH

The BBC's flagship television show, MasterChef, will move to the Grade II* listed Banana Warehouse in 2024, the first time the show will be made outside London in more than 20 years.

The series, produced by Shine TV, will be made at what will become the first building of the new Digbeth Loc studios, as part of a six-year deal.

This will mean that spinoff shows including MasterChef: The Professionals, Celebrity MasterChef, and Young MasterChef for BBC Three, as well as festive editions, will be made in Digbeth.

The canal-side building, a historical gem dating back to 1840, will be refurbished and extended to deliver pre-production, filming, and post-production spaces. This will include the main stage, a contestants' room, critics' dining, offices, and support spaces, e.g. prep kitchen & meeting rooms.

Conceived by Birmingham-born screenwriter and director, Steven Knight, Digbeth Loc. will incorporate film and TV studios, workspaces, a hotel & residential; all of which will be located close to HS2, the new BBC Birmingham HQ at Typhoo Wharf, & the new Creative Cluster at The Bond.

BBC MasterChef, images from K4 Architects & Robert Myers.

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Project dates

24 Oct 2022 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Construction & regeneration

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