BBC Studioworks is adding four former Doctor Who sound stages based in Cardiff to its portfolio.
The stages based at Roath Lock Studios range from 5,101 sq. ft to 12,318 sq. ft and are surrounded by ancillary areas to suit a wide range of requirements. These include 4,535 sq. ft of production office space, set and prop storage, wardrobe and hair and make-up rooms.
The facility has achieved the Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) ‘Outstanding’ certification which recognises the value of sustainable development. Areas of the eco-design include energy and water efficiency, materials, waste reduction and biodiversity, said BBC Studioworks.
“Roath Lock marks another important step in our growth plans as we look to expand geographically and assess opportunities across the entertainment industry,” said Andrew Moultrie, CEO, BBC Studioworks. “We hope our arrival in Cardiff will be the start of a long and successful relationship, enabling us to significantly contribute to the continued success of this vibrant and creative local sector.”
Gareth Powell, COO, BBC Cymru Wales added: “Roath Lock Studios has successfully produced Casualty, Pobol y Cwm, Doctor Who plus other shows since it opened in 2011. In that time Roath Lock Studios has made a major creative and economic contribution to the creative industries and been a springboard for the now flourishing drama production sector across South Wales. With production of Doctor Who now moving a short distance to Wolf Studios we look forward to a continued flow of production business using these facilities, overseen by BBC Studioworks.”