Cardiff: Porth Teigr
Porth Teigr is a joint venture between igloo – an Aviva Investors Real Estate Fund - and the Welsh Government. The venture is responsible for developing 38 acres of land – on the south side of Roath Basin in Cardiff Bay - for an environmentally sustainable mixed-use development including 2.2 million ft2 of commercial, retail, community and residential space.
Plans to create this vibrant new commercial and residential community at Porth Teigr are already underway. The centrepiece of the development is the new 170,000 sq foot drama production studio complex being leased by the BBC – Roath Lock studios – which is one of the largest investments in new drama facilities of its kind in Europe and has been completed to BREEAM Outstanding. The studios are home to flagship BBC shows including Doctor Who, Casualty, Pobol y Cwm and Upstairs Downstairs.
The BBC Studios at Roath Lock have been awarded BREEAM "Outstanding" - the first industrial building in the UK to be awarded this post construction. The striking design by FAT archtects was recently featured in the Observer.
In May 2012, Porth Teigr won the Guardian Sustainable Business Built Environment Award, and the Outer Lock Crossing was awarded the Roy Edwards award by the Institution of Civil Engineers Wales.
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