Wogan House
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Wogan House
BBC Wogan House
BBC Western House autostitch.jpg
Wogan House in 2007
Wogan House is located in Central London
Wogan House
Location within Central London
Former namesBBC Western House
General information
Location99 Great Portland Street, London
CountryUnited Kingdom
Coordinates51°31?09?N 0°08?34?W / 51.519132°N 0.142717°W / 51.519132; -0.142717Coordinates: 51°31?09?N 0°08?34?W / 51.519132°N 0.142717°W / 51.519132; -0.142717
Current tenantsBBC (used to house BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and the BBC Club)
OwnerAberdeen Asset Management
Technical details
Floor count7

BBC Wogan House is a building in central London owned by Aberdeen Asset Management and currently on long-term lease to the BBC.[1] It is located on the junction of Gildea Street and Great Portland Street adjacent to the BBC's headquarters, Broadcasting House. Originally named Western House, on 16 November 2016 the building was renamed Wogan House after the Irish broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, who had died in January that year, and broadcast his final Breakfast Show from the building in December 2009.


The building has been used by the BBC since at least 1953 and for a long period, the upper floors were occupied by the BBC's Engineering Designs Department,[2] with the ground floor being occupied firstly by a car showroom and latterly being used for the BBC's Recorded Sound Effects Library.[3] During this period, the building became the UK base for the first transatlantic colour television satellite communications.[4] The BBC Engineering Designs Department was restructured in the late 1980s and subsequently vacated Western House in 1987.

Following extensive renovation in the early/mid-2000s, its main use since 2006 has been as the base of BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music,[5] although it also houses several smaller radio studios for use by other BBC stations[6] as well as a gym, bar and bistro for use by members of the BBC Club and guests.[7]


  1. ^ "H2SO Property Consultants2012 - SWIP buys Western House". Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "BBC Designs:Introduction". Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Description". Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "New Page 1". Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "BBC - Inside the BBC - Where To Find Us - London". Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "BBC Radio Resources // Studios // London // (Archived from the original on 12 October 2017) Contribution". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "BBC Club". Retrieved 2013.

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