BBC renames London building to honour Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan

The Limerick-born presenter first worked there over 40 years ago

BBC renames London building to honour Irish broadcaster Terry Wogan

BBC Wogan House in London | Image: BBC

The BBC has announced its Western House in central London is to be renamed Wogan House, in houour of Terry Wogan.

The newly-named building is home to BBC Radio 2, where Limerick-born Wogan first worked over 40 years ago.

During his time there he hosted the Radio 2 breakfast show between 1972-1984 and 1993-2009 - closing his last broadcast with the words: "Thank you for being my friend".

He was last on air on Radio 2 on Sunday November 8th 2015, presenting 'Weekend Wogan'.

The inauguration of Wogan House was marked with the unveiling of new signage with the Wogan family.

His family said: "BBC Radio 2 was such an important part of Terry's life. He spent so many happy years there doing what he loved – chatting and laughing with the listeners from his studio in BBC Western House every weekday morning.

"We are so proud that the building is being renamed ‘Wogan House’ in his honour, the whole family are extremely touched by such a wonderful gesture."

BBC director of radio, Bob Shennan, added: "Terry was a much-loved Radio 2 personality and it is right we honour him in this way.

"Each time we all walk through the doors of Wogan House we will be forever reminded of him – his warmth, wit and endless charm."

He passed away earlier this year after a short illness.

A memorial service was held in London's Westminster Abbey on September 27th - the 50th anniversary of his first radio broadcast.