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Bush House – The Next Transmission 

London, 25th July 2012 - Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed as letting agent to market the office accommodation at the iconic, Bush House, home to the BBC World Service for 70 years, on behalf of the Japanese owners, Kato Kagaku Co Limited.

Bush House is a complex development completed originally in 1920's with approximately 300,000 sq ft in 4 office buildings ranging from 35,000 sq ft to 120,000 sq ft.  Neil Prime, head of UK Office Agency at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “Jones Lang LaSalle is delighted to continue its long association with these landmark London office buildings.”

JLL Project and Development Services team are already appointed as Development, Project and Cost Managers.  This project is one of the largest refurbishments currently progressing in London’s mid town and following vacation by the BBC World Service at the end of the year, the buildings will be comprehensively refurbished.  Jones Lang LaSalle Project and Development Services and John Robertson Architects are advising on the scheme and completion of the works is due mid-2014.

Mike Tiplady, chairman of Project and Development Services UK at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: “The project's scope includes back to shell and core refurbishment to present the blocks as separate stand alone spaces represented to a very high standard and with excellent sustainability credentials. The works start on-site immediately following the BBC's vacation of the building at the end of this year with phased completion through 2014.  The project will represent a fine example of the potential to retain and represent classic buildings to modern and high standards required in today's market and is a great example of advisors delivering fully integrated solutions to our clients, combining markets, development strategy, project, cost management, sustainability  and town planning expertise.”