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After 50+ years in their outdated Llandaff site, BBC Wales now boasts Europe’s most technologically advanced and sustainable broadcasting centre.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


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


✍️Architects & Engineers


  • 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.

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