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22nd August 2016

Lucas deploys innovative airless spray plastering technique at the former BBC Television Centre

The famous donut-shaped former BBC Television Centre in west London is now a Grade II listed building and the centrepiece of a major redevelopment scheme that will deliver luxury apartments, office and studio space, and entertainment and leisure facilities including a new Soho House hotel.

Lucas has been on site for a year carrying out several enabling projects including mock ups, a marketing suite, temporary offices, workforce facilities and even bathroom pods.

Now a specialist team from Lucas is spraying exposed ribbed concrete ceilings with plaster using an innovative airless system developed by Knauf. Spray applying plaster is a super-efficient technique that will provide a perfect finish for the decorations programme for the multiple apartments being built in Television Centre while allowing the redevelopment to meet listing restrictions.

We have been working hard to develop this technique with Knauf, the international building materials specialist, who have also become a partner on the Lucas College Programme aimed at encouraging and keeping young apprentices in the industry.

Television Centre is being developed by Stanhope in partnership with Mitsui Fodosan, AIMCO and the BBC and the construction manager is Mace. It is also adjacent to another big development, White City Place, where Lucas is also carrying out a number of fit out packages.