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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 BBC Cymru Wales HQ

Broadcasting green


After 50+ years in their outdated Llandaff site, BBC Wales now boasts Europe’s most technologically advanced and sustainable broadcasting centre.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.


📍Location

Cardiff, Wales


🏢Building Details

  • 275,600 sq. ft. across 4 floors - home to 1,200 staff

  • £120m development

  • RICS Awards Innovation in Design Winner 2019


👷🏾‍♀️Contractor

✍️Architects & Engineers


🌱Sustainability

  • BREEAM Outstanding

  • 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


🥦 Wellbeing

  • 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


🎈Bonus feature

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.


🔗 Check it out

https://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/bbc-cymru-wales-headquarters/




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