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BBC Cymru Wales New HQ

Move-in delayed until Summer

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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Someone mentioned to me that signage has started going up on BBC Wales' New HQ. Considering it's at the end of my street I thought I should get off my behind and pop down to take some photos.

Here's the front of the building which faces on to the new Central Square.
This is what you see as you leave Cardiff Central Station. I have to say it's quite an impressive sight:

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So yeah... er... that font.

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What's that about then? It's not Reith Sans and not the font used in the current BBC Cymru Wales logo. And I thought all lower case went out with the dotcom bubble. Sigh.

I've also found some pics of the rooftop garden which has been designed to double up as filming space.

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There's a lot of activity going on inside the building at the moment, installing kit etc. The ground floor has several units open and trading already: Tesco Express, Pret, Boots and a Greggs for when Lucy Owen fancies a Steak Bake.

Staff are due to start in the Autumn, so not very long at all.
Last edited by Whataday on 11 March 2020 8:03pm - 3 times in total
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Warbler Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Is it the same variation on Reith used in the new Radio Wales logo? IIRC it uses the single-story 'a' usually reserved for childrens' output.
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AxG Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Well Reith is turning more variations than a BBC logo, yes it's Reith with elements already seen in the Radio Wales logo posted before, but that 'y' is new.

IMO I not liking the whole lowercase look they're going for.
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I was going to say, the 'y' doesn't look like any variation of Reith I've seen yet.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
The weather roof looks gorgeous.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
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Jonny Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Appreciate the outgoing(?) logo is set in lowercase too, but my does that look naff and incongruous with the other nations.

Building itself looks good though.
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
Here's the other side of the building, with an incomplete sign.

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It's such an impressive landmark building.

It will eventually be joined by Interchange, the new Cardiff Bus terminal with apartments and offices above (which I thought would have made a decent location for a Channel 4 hub)

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South Today
The weather roof looks gorgeous.


I am sure they will be sending Derek up there for the forecast.
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Inspector Sands
Here's the other side of the building, with an incomplete sign.

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It's such an impressive landmark building.

That side looks more like a branch of House of Fraser!
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Schwing World News

That side looks more like a branch of House of Fraser!

So that's what they're closing House of Fraser in Hull. Peter Levy and the Look North posse are moving in...
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

It will eventually be joined by Interchange, the new Cardiff Bus terminal with apartments and offices above (which I thought would have made a decent location for a Channel 4 hub)


S4C playout and pres will be moving there too, (sharing the technical facilities for BBC 1/2 Wales playout), but
before anyone gets excited about 'BBC Nations' style pres on S4C, there won't be. S4C will have their pres team there, and do it 'their way'.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Don't S4C have a new HQ of their own outside Cardiff?
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.

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