Broadcasting House is the purpose-built headquarters for BBC Cymru Wales' radio, television and online services, situated in north Cardiff. The building opened in 1966 and consists of three blocks housing studios, offices and technical facilities.
Broadcasting House was designed by Welsh architect Dale Owen (1924-97). The BBC moved into the building in 1966 and has been the headquarters for BBC Cymru Wales since then. Princess Margaret officially opened the building on St David’s Day (1 March) 1967. It houses studios, offices and technical facilities. The building is located in the Llandaff area of northern Cardiff, near the River Taff. It is close to Danescourt railway station and served by several Cardiff Bus services. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) and the BBC National Chorus of Wales moved out of Studio 1 at Broadcasting House into a new facility, BBC Hoddinott Hall at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2009. Much of the BBC television drama studio facilities moved out in 2011 to a new facility in Roath Lock, Cardiff Bay.
In August 2013 it was announced that Broadcasting House and Ty Oldfield (Oldfield House), which is opposite Broadcasting House, was for sale, with plans to move to a new a purpose-built headquarters in Cardiff by 2018. The BBC has said that the "ageing infrastructure at Llandaff is clearly reaching the end of the road and it is time to look to the future". It was said that they considered three possible sites in Cardiff;
In 2014, it was confirmed that Broadcasting House and Ty Oldfield would be demolished and turned into 400 residential units.
Television programmes produced at Broadcasting House Cardiff include BBC Wales Today, Newyddion, Doctor Who Confidential, The Chatterley Affair, Pobol y Cwm, Belonging, High Hopes, Satellite City and The District Nurse.
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