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Whataday10,542 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV 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.
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Whataday10,542 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV 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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Markymark7,575 posts since 13 Dec 2004
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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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