Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver specialist electrical services at all BBC sites.
The BBC is the world’s oldest national broadcaster, and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees, employing over 21,000 staff in total, of whom approximately 17,900 are in public-sector broadcasting.
Broadcasting House in Portland Place, central London, is the official headquarters of the BBC. It is home to six of the ten BBC national radio networks, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1xtra, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio 4 Extra. It is also the home of BBC News, which relocated to the building from BBC Television Centre in 2013.
In this contract, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will deliver a test and inspection to the lightning protection system in place at each of the BBC’s sites – including the EastEnders set and Elstree Studios.
PTSG has worked at BBC sites previously. In 2022 it’s Building Access Specialists leaned the Portland stone panels of the exterior of the BBC headquarters using the Doff System – approved by Stonehealth Ltd and Heritage (UK). PTSG also attended an emergency call-out at BBC headquarters in the same year following reports that the famous sculpture of Prospero had been vandalised. Again, technicians from PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd used the Doff System to remove the graffiti, achieving temperatures of up to 150 degrees at the nozzle end.