BBC Cymru Wales will be handed the keys to its new broadcast centre in Central Square in Cardiff today.

Overbury and Sheppard and Robson will now begin and 18 month fit-out process for live IP broadcast technology. BBC television, radio and online teams are expected to move from the current centre in Llandaff in autumn 2019.

More than eighty production companies will have open access to the building, and the Welsh language broadcaster S4C will also have a base at the new centre.

BBC DG, Tony Hall, said: “Central Square is a major milestone in the development of Wales’ creative sector. It’s a remarkable centre that will be a creative home for the BBC in Wales for generations to come. Alongside the major investment we’re making right now in Welsh programming – from Valleys Cops and Keeping Faith to Radio Cymru 2 – I believe this brilliant new centre will become a real magnet for new creative talent.”

Director of BBC Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies, says: “We are enormously grateful to all our partners. They have gone the extra mile from day one to help realise our vision for this new centre. The media landscape is changing at a speed never seen before – and Central Square is a crucial part of our strategy to modernise and renew BBC Wales, and to ensure we serve all our audiences across Wales.”

Staff Reporter

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