BBC bunker: News studios built in bomb proof room to protect it from suicide attacks
It sits underneath the main reception of the £1bn New Broadcasting House Staff would be protected from a blast if a bomber walked in the front door Journalists warned to behave because they will be seen during bulletins
The BBC's new multi-million pound television news studio has been built to be bomb proof to protect journalists from suicide attacks.
The news room sits in a bunker under the main reception at the £1billion New Broadcasting House.
Staff have been assured they would be protected from a blast should a suicide bomber walk through the front door at the central London facility.
A BBC source told The Sunday Express: 'It's directly underneath so if a suicide bomber came in the front door they would be right over it. We've been assured it's bomb proof.'
The BBC refused to comment on the claim however, saying: 'We never discuss security issues.'
The news room, described as one of the largest in the world, will go live in March, broadcasting the BBC's three main daily bulletins at 1pm, 6pm and 10pm. The bulletins will undergo a makeover but the source said the changes will be subtle.