🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 BBC Cymru Wales HQ
After 50+ years in their outdated Llandaff site, BBC Wales now boasts Europe’s most technologically advanced and sustainable broadcasting centre. It has become the green centrepiece for the dynamic Central Square redevelopment.
275,600 sq. ft. across 4 floors - home to 1,200 staff
RICS Awards Innovation in Design Winner 2019
✍️Architects & Engineers
70% of resources and suppliers locally sourced – within 50 miles of the building
85% of total spend on furniture, loose fixtures and fittings was spent within the UK – reducing CO2 emissions
Rainwater harvesting with a 140,000-litre storage tank
4,300 sq. ft. of photovoltaic panels on roof
Sheltered roof garden connected to restaurant and providing unique venue for filming and socialising
Awarded Gold by the Considerate Constructors Scheme for best practice: focused heavily on community development and local engagement
Openness and transparency designed between departments to create new opportunities for collaboration and interaction
Provision for 200 secure bike spaces, showers and changing rooms
The building has been estimated to generate an economic boost of £1.1bn between 2016 to 2025, equivalent to 1,900 full time jobs. A major catalyst for commercial and creative investment in Wales.
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