|BBC Cymru Wales New Broadcasting House|
Tŷ Darlledu Newydd BBC Cymru Wales
|Architectural style||High-tech architecture|
|Location||Cardiff city centre|
|Address||3 Central Square, Cardiff CF10 1FP|
|Town or city||Cardiff|
|Current tenants||BBC Cymru Wales|
|Construction started||7 December 2015|
|Completed||1 August 2019|
|Client||BBC Cymru Wales|
|Owner||Rightacres Property Company Ltd|
|Floor area||14,454 m2 (155,580 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Foster + Partners|
|Other designers||ID:SR Sheppard Robson (interior)|
|Quantity surveyor||Currie & Brown|
|Main contractor||ISG UK Construction West|
BBC Cymru Wales New Broadcasting House : Tŷ Darlledu Newydd BBC Cymru Wales), previously known as BBC Wales Headquarters building, is the headquarters of BBC Cymru Wales in Central Square, Cardiff. It operates many of its broadcasting services (radio and TV) from there using IP based studios. It also serves as a base for S4C.(Welsh
The £120 million building replaced the BBC Cymru Wales Broadcasting House in Llandaff,when 1,000 production and support staff began moving into the new facility in October 2019. The building is officially located at 3 Central Square, but has also been referred to as BBC New Broadcasting House.
Construction started in December 2015on the site of the former Cardiff Central bus station. The building will be half the size of the current Broadcasting House in Llandaff. The BBC received the keys to the building in April 2018, after which the headquarters was fitted out with new technology before staff moved in, around October 2019.
The building has been designed by Foster + Partners,with the interior design by Overbury and Sheppard Robson. There will be four floors providing office, studio and production space. There will be desk space for 750 staff, on the basis that not all the 1,200 staff will be on site at the same time.
The internal size of Central Square over several floors is 155,582 square feet (14,454.0 m2), making it nearly 1.5 times the area of the Millennium Stadium pitch.
It is envisaged that an estimated 50,000 people will visit the new building every year.The BBC agreed a 20-year lease on the building at an annual rent of around £25 per square foot per annum with Rightacres Property Company, the developer of the Central Square.
The building's first live transmission was made on 14 July 2020 by Announcer/Director Tim Cooper on BBC Two Wales. Announcer/Director Leanne Thomas introduced the Six O'clock news on BBC One Wales for the first time on 15 July.
This was followed by the first radio broadcasts - by BBC Radio Cymru 2 host Daniel Glyn on 25 Julyand BBC Radio Wales host Owen Money on 31 July.
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