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ISG to build BBC Wales HQ

18 Nov 15 ISG has been appointed to construct two new buildings in the Central Square Cardiff regeneration scheme for developer Rightacres.

BBC Cymru Wales Broadcasting House
BBC Cymru Wales Broadcasting House

The negotiated contract, which represents one of the largest ever private developer-led projects to be built in Wales, sees ISG construct the 150,000 sq ft BBC Cymru Wales Broadcasting House opposite Cardiff Central Railway Station.

The £80m works package also includes a neighbouring office building called Two Central Square.

Both buildings are designed by architect Foster+Partners.

Initially, ISG will form a 75,000 sq ft basement structure by installing secant piles and excavating approximately 50,000 cubic metres of material, which will be removed and re-used off site. Both the BBC building and Two Central Square use a hybrid structure, with a reinforced concrete frame to ground floor level, concrete cores and a steel frame superstructure for the upper floors. Both buildings will be delivered simultaneously, with Two Central Square providing approximately 120,000 sq ft of office space across seven floors, with ground floor retail accommodation.

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The BBC’s design team includes Capita and Sweet, and part of the ISG contract will include delivering the first phase of the BBC’s fit out, which has been designed by IDSR and Aecom.

ISG’s UK Construction managing director Phil Brown said: “Constructing the new headquarters for BBC Wales is a major win for the business and brings all of our office expertise to bear on one of the largest ever private developer-led projects to be built in Wales. This is also a highly-specified building, with demanding acoustic and vibration tolerances and advanced mechanical and electrical services, which plays to our significant strengths delivering complex technical services infrastructure in the data center, R&D and healthcare sectors.”

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