BBC Asian Network’s new Birmingham home to be called ‘The Tea Factory’
The BBC today announced the name of its future home for operations in Birmingham.
‘The Tea Factory’ located in Digbeth, Birmingham, will be the name of the new building, which will home the BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio WM, BBC Radio One’s Newsbeat and ‘The Archers’.
All the current BBC staff at Birmingham’s The Mailbox will move to The Tea Factory by 2026. The plans are a part of the BBC’s Across the UK strategy.
The Tea Factory has been named after a poll conducted by BBC Birmingham staff members. It was previously the old Typhoo Tea Factory.
Stuart Thomas, BBC’s Head of the Midlands said, “We asked the team in Birmingham what they thought our new home should be called, and we had 122 people suggest a name. I really wanted something that reflected the wonderful heritage of the building and so I’m delighted we’re calling it The Tea Factory.
“Our new home will be the BBC’s greenest, most modern site – and at the same time we’re upcycling an important part of the city’s history – which will be reflected and remembered with this new name.”