BBC Wales opts for a steel-framed HQ
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.”