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BBC Wales opts for a steel-framed HQ

March 11, 2016 by NSC in News
nCardiffMar16More than 2,000t of structural steelwork will be fabricated, supplied and erected by Severfield for the new BBC Wales Broadcasting House in Cardiff.

The scheme for developer Rightacres will see ISG deliver the new steel-framed headquarters for BBC Cymru Wales with a signature structure designed by Foster + Partners.

Set to provide the BBC with a new home in a key location – opposite Cardiff Central Railway Station – the 14,000m² building is set over four floors and includes office, studio and production space, providing work space for over 1,200 staff.

Rightacres Project Director Jason Hyett said: “We have a great project team, led by Foster + Partners, supported by Arup and Gleeds and to ensure that we deliver the project to the level of quality expected by both the architect and our client, we needed a main contractor with the best credentials.”

Alan Bainbridge, BBC Property, said: “Getting the BBC project from the design board to site has been a huge team effort and we are delighted that this project is now becoming a reality. We look forward to working with Rightacres and ISG and the respective design teams over the next few years to develop a facility which delivers real value for money”.

Phil Brown, ISG’s UK Construction Managing Director, commented: “Constructing the new headquarters for BBC Wales is a major win for the business and brings all of our office expertise to bear on one of the largest ever private developer-led projects to be built in Wales.”

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