English Heritage has just granted Grade 2 protected status to the BBC Maida Vale Studios, which the Corporation had put up for sale.
The listing will knock as much as £100 million of the sale price as developers cannot turn the site into luxury apartments.
Really bad news for the BBC’s mismanaged property portfolio.
And for the BBC Symphony Orchestra which was looking forward to new premises.
By delaying for years, the BBC has totally mismanaged the sale of this asset. Bad, call, Tony Hall.