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Capita Appointed to Project Manage New BBC Wales HQ

8th July 2014

Capita has been appointed by the BBC to project manage the delivery of BBC Cymru Wales’ new broadcast centre in Cardiff city centre.

BBC Cymru Wales, which is currently based in Llandaff in north west Cardiff, plans to relocate to a new 150,000sqft development in Capital Square, the site of the current bus station at the northern entrance of Cardiff Central rail station.

Due to open in 2018, the new centre will be roughly half the size of the current premises.

The BBC’s decision is also expected to help kick-start one of the capital’s biggest urban regeneration projects in recent decades, with the city developing a major new masterplan for this prime location.

The new centre is part of a development by Cardiff-based Rightacres Property and will house over 1,200 staff – including BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Finance and BBC Pensions staff all currently based at Llandaff. The Welsh language broadcaster, S4C, has already announced it plans, in principle, to share some broadcasting services with the BBC at the new centre.

BBC Cymru Wales has confirmed the new broadcast centre will be expected to meet the UK’s top environmental standard (BREEAM outstanding) – a benchmark already achieved at its Roath Lock drama studios in Cardiff Bay, which opened in 2011.

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