BBC News is set to bid farewell to TV Centre on Sunday, with the last bulletins broadcast from the West London site before the move to Broadcasting House.

The move comes ahead of the closure of TV Centre at the end of this month ahead of the redevelopment of the site.

And it marks the end of a lengthy era, that began in 1969 when the first BBC News broadcasts came from the centre.

At their peak the BBC’s nightly news bulletins pulled in audiences of up to 10m a night – with some of the best-loved presenters of the 70s and 80s including Angela Rippon, Richard Baker, Moira Stuart and Anna Ford.

More recently the news has been presented by the likes of George Alagaiah, Fiona Bruce and Huw Edwards.

The final edition of the Six O’clock News to come from TV Centre was broadcast on Friday, with Sophie Raworth in the hot seat.

The last bulletin on BBC One will be screened at 10pm on Sunday, although the 24-hour BBC News Channel will remain at TV Centre until Monday lunchtime.

BBC TV Centre will close its doors on March 31, although the majority of staff have already relocated to other sites including Broadcasting House and the Media Centre at nearby White City.

A two-hour documentary bidding farewell to the centre will be screened later this month, alongside a farewell gig from 80s chart-toppers Madness inside the famous ‘donut’, the outdoor area around the main building.

The centre is being redeveloped into a hotel, cinema, flats and offices, and will also become the new headquarters of BBC Worldwide.

However the main studios will remain standing, and will undergo refurbishment before re-opening in 2014 for use by production companies including the BBC.