In June 2015, BBC Three Counties Radio moved from Luton to their new home in Dunstable designed by DKA. The site was selected to allow for greater interaction with their listeners and has a fantastic frontage facing Grove Park. The signage, colours and branding reflect the core BBC values as well as representing the local area and listeners.
The design places a decorative box at the heart of the space, containing two acoustically treated studios and operations room. On one side of the box is the main newsroom. The other side has a creative working space for meetings, breakout and live band performances. The interior is dynamic and inspirational, allowing flexible new ways of working and opportunities for teams of various sizes to collaborate.
Everyone sits together on one level with visual connections between presenters, producers and the newsroom. The layout has transformed the way the team work and communicate. The BBC3C team love their new environment; read presenter Nick Coffer’s blog here