Foster + Partners scheme built by ISG

BBC Cymru Wales has started to move 1,000 production and support staff into its new 280,000ft² Foster + Partners-designed headquarters in Cardiff.

Morgan Sindall’s fit-out arm Overbury has been carrying out work at the building along with architect Sheppard Robson’s interiors arm ID:SR.

Located opposite the Welsh capital’s main railway station, the building was part of a Foster + Partners’ masterplan unveiled in 2014, featuring a new central square featuring more than one million ft² of office, retail and residential space.

The new building has been built by ISG.

The first phase of the 18 month fit-out was completed in January this year with phase two work finishing off broadcasting studios, M&E and additional workspace.

Project teams worked with predominantly local suppliers and materials, and the building achieved a BREEAM Outstanding rating.

Sheppard Robson said 95% of all waste generated by the fit-out exercise was recycled.

The exposed nature of the building’s interior floors – animated by colour “pixel” blocks – allows visitors and members of the public to witness content being created as they watch from a large ground-level atrium.