CEO Adam Crozier has begun consultations with the unions on closing the big studios operation, saying in the new development there'll will only be smaller studios dedicated to daily shows such as GMB, This Morning and Loose Women. Big shiny floor shows, like Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, will have to strike deals with other suppliers - perhaps BBC Studioworks.
There'll be disruption, too, for the office workers, who face a move to temporary accommodation in the old Prudential Building on Holborn, previously occupied by Skype.
If, say, you converted Kent Tower to residential (building a smaller, squatter office block at the base), you might get 100 three-bedroom luxury flats, many with river views. Nearby, the former IPC building, which used to be known as King's Reach, is now South Bank Tower, with the first of over 180 apartments now on offer at £8.5m.