3 Assembly Square.
Excellent news. With the studios there hopefully the beeb will think of this as the natural home for them. We could end up with a media district right next to the politicians. All good stuff.
How full will number 3 be now? Will this be enough for aviva to embark on the next phase or are they waiting for a tenant first? Surely the bbc would want a prominent building,numbers 2 and 4 can be joined iirc so would be enough for their requirements
11,000 square feet, which is even smaller than the 20,000 square feet that I'd heard mentioned before. Apparently it will house 100 staff, which gives a density of 1 person per 100 square feet. That is fairly typical for office accomodation, but suggests there will be very little in the way of studio facilities - probably just a small news room.
Really does show how small an operation ITV Wales now is. Its a shame, as it leaves only the BBC with serious operations in Wales. I'm pretty young but still remember when "HTV" used to have some Welsh-based content. ITV is now thoroughly a Granada/Carlton animal.
ITV Wales only really make the news now. I'm surprised they have as many as 100 staff.
The largest studio at Culverhouse has been leased out since the early 90's - I wonder if there's studio capacity elsewhere as the current studios are earmarked for housing.
There is a brief overview of their output on the link below. The info is one year old now.
Quite likely as there's a planning application in for that now, being considered on 4th Sept.
I'm really pleased they are moving there. For some stupid reason I thought they'd be after a new building of their own, I hadn't thought about how small their output is these days and as a result they just have 100 staff.
Still, I think it's an important move for that part of the bay and the city in general. It obviously helps out the Cardiff Waterside scheme and hopefully the BBC will go for the remaining plots at Assembly Square. On top of that it does add to the current and planned media schemes down there. It's the beginning of a cluster of organisations down there hopefully.
I assumed it was these small businesses that were occupying the new media building under construction?
That cheap looking set is the news studio of the once mighty Granada? For shame ITV! For shame!
I suppose ITV Wales can look forward to a "studio" consisting of a laptop and webcam.
I'd suggest that they move the desk forward a bit. There's an accident just waiting to happen with that chair castor so close to the edge...
For those interested in TV archaeology there's a great archive piece on YouTube about the extention of the Pontcanna studios following the TWW rescue of WWN/Teledu Cymru.
Not strictly speaking Cardiff, but plans to build 243 homes on the (soon to be vacated) ITV studios site at Culverhouse Cross has been narrowly rejected by VoG Councillors.
What's the plan for the site then? Let it sit three-quarters empty? Let the empty building deteriorate? Watch as the tenants slowly drift down to Cardiff bay and the developing media hub at Porth Teigr?
The VoG council can't even get the traffic light sequence right on Culverhouse Cross Roundabout, traffic stretching back to Barry in the morning, while other routes to the Culver' are clear.
Maybe the VoG Councillors are going to turn the studios into a Brewery for a party, oh wait they definitely won't be able to organise that one!
I have heard some of the tenants have already plans to move out, Town and Country Radio group thinking about moving to the mast at St Hilary.
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