BBC Magazines in move to Hammersmith

Immediate Media, the new owner of BBC Magazines, is to house the bulk of the new business in Hammersmith with staff expected to have moved in by the summer of 2012.

Top Gear: Immediate Media title
Top Gear: Immediate Media title

BBC Magazines staff are moving from their current location in London's White City to what are thought to be refurbished offices in the Brook Green area of Hammersmith.

The creation of Immediate Media followed clearance by the OFT of the purchase of BBC Magazines by private qequity company Exponent.

Executives have explained the move to BBC staff, who were kept up to date about possible London locations.

Hammersmith was chosen because of its proximity to its current White City offices, and its efficient transport links, Media Week has been told.

Former BBC Magazines staff and Magicalia staff will be housed in Hammersmith while employees at the Bristol-based publisher Origin – also part of Immediate Media – will remain in Bristol.

Immediate Media will employ 750 staff and publish flagship former BBC titles including Radio Times

The company will be headed up by Tom Bureau, chief executive of Exponent-owned specialist publisher Magicalia, while BBC Magazines chief executive Peter Phippen becomes deputy chairman.

BBC Magazines, how the sale happened

Follow Sophie Maden on Twitter @Sophie_Maden

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Newspaper ABCs: Guardian smashes through 100m browsers in March 2014

Newspaper ABCs: Guardian smashes through 100m browsers in March 2014

The Guardian reached more than 100 million monthly unique browsers for the first time in March, according to Audit Bureau of Circulations figures published today.

Share
Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers

Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers

Italians swearing and shouting while sitting behind the wheels of their cars and negotiating the busy streets of Rome could become a thing of the past if they all start driving Toyota's Hybrid vehicles, implies a short film for the car brand.

Share
Evian baby Spider-Man 'rescues' fans with Twitter answers

Evian baby Spider-Man 'rescues' fans with Twitter answers

Evian has launched the second stage of its popular global 'Amazing Baby & Me 2' activity, which features the mini Spider-Man character solving people's dilemmas on Twitter in a campaign run through We Are Social.

Share

Get news by email