Cardiff is home to the new BBC Cymru Wales headquarters

Foster + Partners designed the building.

April 25, 2018 |
Aerial View of the new BBC Wales HQ

Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners.

Located on the site of a former bus station just opposite Cardiff Central Station in Wales, the new 25,600-sm BBC Cymru Wales Headquarters combines studio, administration, and support spaces in a single, flexible building.

The Foster + Partners-designed building emphasizes transparency and openness. Upon entering the ground floor, visitors and employees can look up through a full-height atrium into the working spaces above and into a new cafe facing the square. A 4,000-sm hub is the heart of the HQ building and extends across three linked levels and incorporates studios, offices, and production facilities. A sheltered garden sits atop the hub and is connected to a restaurant. This space provides a unique venue for filming and is a social amenity for the approximately 1,200 staff.



There are about 750 desks throughout the building because it is not expected that all 1,200 staff members will occupy the building concurrently.

ISG built the project and Overbury and Sheppard Robson handled the internal fit out of the building.


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Work spaces and amenities overlooking the full-height atrium in the BBC Wales HQRendering courtesy of Foster + Partners.


Social amenity space at BBC Wales HQPhoto courtesy of Foster + Partners.


Atrium space at BBC Wales HQPhoto courtesy Foster + Partners.


BBC Wales HQ under constructionPhoto courtesy Foster + Partners.



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