Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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BBC Wales has exchanged design contracts with development partners Rightacres and architects Foster for their new central Cardiff headquarters.  Wales Online says the Taffia haven't yet got full BBC approval for the terms of the lease, which seems an odd way to do business. And presumably the developers reckon it would make a nice Debenhams instead, if Charter Renewal goes pear-shaped.

The planning application is accompanied by the usual guff, if high quality guff. Try this...

“This building is underpinned by sustainable, cutting-edge design techniques and will provide a first class working environment for BBC Wales staff. The architectural approach draws inspiration from the organisation and this unique location, as well as the area’s creative heritage and grand civic centre. Our aim is to create a building that the BBC and Cardiff can be proud of.” Gedrard Evenden, Fosters.

“The new city centre location will put the BBC in the heart of Cardiff, bringing us closer to our audiences. The new building has been designed to meet the highest standards of environmental sustainability, ensuring low energy usage and incorporating industry leading materials" Alan Bainbridge, BBC Workplace

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