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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Is It Grim Up North? Reply with quote

I saw this story in today's Daily Mirror about the Beeb's new HQ complex: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bbcs-flagship-new-headquarters-in-salford-768462
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SantaFefan



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

""11.3million on surveyors"" huh? Shocked

a bit of a non story this.. any new building complex will have all sorts of problems and things do get exaggerated by the press.

The bigger story for me would be how can the BBC justify spending this much cash?
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Ian Robinson
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a poorly-thought-out move, for sure. Bad enough that the building is falling apart but no-one can actually get their jobs done because they're all in giant open offices which in turn have massive windows so the Salford tramps can spend all day staring in.

The worst thing is the papers don't mention the "relocation expert" the BBC hired to oversee the move at massive expense: he actually lives in America and flies over every once in a while to bother to meet the people he's working with.
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the queen wore a hard hat when she opened the Media Centre.
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's wonderful up North; I wouldn't swop it.

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