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BBC Cymru Wales New HQ

Move-in delayed until Summer

IS
Inspector Sands
Its another Pebble Mill scenario. The actual studios are fine, purpose built and in nice surroundings. A refit would have sufficed but no there has to be another silly impractical office space with a few studios shoved in. A waste of money.


That's all well and good, but the building itself wasn't in great condition. Believe me, you wouldn't want to find yourself working in an office late at night with a storm raging outside, with the wind and rain rattling those old windows for all they were worth. It must have cost a bomb to heat the place too...energy efficient it certainly wasn't! That said, it will be missed by a lot of people who worked there.


You want to try Broadcasting House in Belfast. The windows are 80 years old, many can no longer be closed. I've witnessed it snowing in a corridor on more than one occasion.

Luckily it's Belfast next. It's the last big BBC centre to be refitted/relocated I think
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That's all well and good, but the building itself wasn't in great condition. Believe me, you wouldn't want to find yourself working in an office late at night with a storm raging outside, with the wind and rain rattling those old windows for all they were worth. It must have cost a bomb to heat the place too...energy efficient it certainly wasn't! That said, it will be missed by a lot of people who worked there.


You want to try Broadcasting House in Belfast. The windows are 80 years old, many can no longer be closed. I've witnessed it snowing in a corridor on more than one occasion.

Luckily it's Belfast next. It's the last big BBC centre to be refitted/relocated I think


Last I heard refit rather than relocate - but others may know better.
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Somewhat surprisingly, a brief mention at the end. They cut out a few stories from the running order to fit it in.

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Inspector Sands

Last I heard refit rather than relocate - but others may know better.

Part refit and part redevelop so some old buildings, some new:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49069733

https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/belfast-broadcasting-house
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commseng London London
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The final programme to ever come from Pebble Mill was the overnight Radio 2 show from Studio 6+.
I think it was Janice Long, and afterwards there was a small drink and my colleague in the Comms Centre then threw the breakers that turned the electrical heart of the building off.
Not really very high profile at all.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

Luckily it's Belfast next. It's the last big BBC centre to be refitted/relocated I think


Last I heard refit rather than relocate - but others may know better.


It switched from relocate to redelv/refit a few years ago, latest I heard (in July) was the whole project is suspended ?
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Cando London London

Luckily it's Belfast next. It's the last big BBC centre to be refitted/relocated I think


Last I heard refit rather than relocate - but others may know better.


It switched from relocate to redelv/refit a few years ago, latest I heard (in July) was the whole project is suspended ?

Correct
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-52507901
CA
Cardiffian
Does anyone know where BBC Wales broadcast from before it moved to Llandaff in 1966?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54300029 This article today says that "BBC Cymru Wales has moved back to Cardiff city centre after more than 50 years in the suburbs"
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Joe
Hadn't seen that image before, but it reminds me a lot of Television Centre in Shepherd's Bush!

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Does anyone know where BBC Wales broadcast from before it moved to Llandaff in 1966?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54300029 This article today says that "BBC Cymru Wales has moved back to Cardiff city centre after more than 50 years in the suburbs"

39 Park Place, Cardiff.
There was also Stacey Road for the TV operation.
Details here http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/southeastwales/hi/tv_and_radio/newsid_7831000/7831343.stm
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Does anyone know where BBC Wales broadcast from before it moved to Llandaff in 1966?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54300029 This article today says that "BBC Cymru Wales has moved back to Cardiff city centre after more than 50 years in the suburbs"


Here you go:-

https://www.bbc.com/historyofthebbc/buildings/broadcasting-house-cardiff
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