Buildings and Studios

Welcome to our section about the buildings and studios used by Meridian over the years.

 

FACTFILE  
Former Addresses
Television Centre
Southampton
SO14 0PZ
Tel: 01703 222555
Fax: 01703 335050
Tel: 028 8022 2555
Fax: 023 8033 5050
 Status – Demolished
 
Maidstone Studios
Vinter’s Park
New Cut Road
Maidstone
ME14 5NZ
Status – Independent studios
 
Fusion 3
1200 Parkway
Whitely
PO15 7AD
 
Newbury News Centre
1-3 Brookway
Hambridge Lane
Newbury
RG14 5UZ
Tel: 01635 522322
Fax: 01635 522620


48 Leicester Square
London
WC2H 7LY
Tel: 020 7839 2255
Fax: 020 7925 0665

 

West Point
New Hythe
Kent
ME60 6XX
Tel: 01622 882244
Fax: 01622 714000

 

CONSTRUCTION OF NEWBURY NEWS CENTRE - 1992

As part of their franchise application Meridian planned to split the region into three creating a new West region. This region would be served by a small news centre at Newbury which contained a news studios for a dedicated West edition of Meridian Tonight along with a newsroom.

 

   
   
   
  Newbury News Centre
1st January 1993
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FILMING OF IT'LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT - 2004

The last major programme to come out of Meridian's Southampton studios was It'll Be Alright on the Night.

 

 
   
Filming It'll Be Alright On The Night in Studio 1 -  Southampton
2004
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SOUTHAMPON STUDIOS - 2004

The studios at Southampton were the main producion base for Meridian. They had purchased them from TVS who had in turn purchased them from Southern Television. Unlike Southern and TVS, eridian did not intend to produce a lot of programmes and instead would comission them instead. This meant that the Southampton studios were too large for them (they had only purchased them as TVS were selling them off cheap due to their financial problems.

With Meridian becoming part of ITV PLC and the consolidation taking place it was decided to close the Southampton studios and sell them off. Meridian moved out at the end of 2004, they said goodbye with a local programme called The Dream Factory where Fred Dinenage and Jill Cochrane took a look at the programmes made at the studios not only by Meridian but TVS and Southern before them.

   
  Meridian Weather
19th July 2000
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MERIDIAN AIRWATCH - 2010

 

 
   
  Play Video
Meridian News
2006
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MERIDIAN WEATHER - 2006

Meridian Weather with Gemma Humphries

 

   
  Play Video
Meridian Weather
2006
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MERIDIAN DAYBREAK WEATHER - 2010

Phillipa Drew brings us the first Daybreak Weather

 

 
  Play Video
Meridian Daybreak Weather
6th September 2010
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