12 October 2012

Creatives Industries Centre in Cardiff Bay Opens June 2014

Following the recent news, a new £6m creative industries centre at Cardiff Bay will start to be developed in early December 2012 and scheduled to open for business in June 2014. Located at Porth Teigr this centre will join the BBC Cymru Wales’s Roath Lock studios, of which it is home to the World of Boats and BBC Worldwide’s Doctor Who Experience.

The Welsh Government will soon announce the construction details and the Business Minister Edwina Hart stated: “Wales has a strong and diverse creative industries sector which has been identified as one of our strategically important economic sectors with high growth potential... I am pleased the Welsh Government is supporting this latest development which has the potential to act as a catalyst to create a strong sector cluster in Porth Teigr.”

Mark Hallett from Igloo stated: “Our vision for Porth Teigr is to develop a ‘hub’ for the creative industries. The new centre will be a crucial part of this by providing opportunities for businesses and individuals within this growing sector.”

Also Mark Sutton associate at Knight Frank stated “The new centre for creative industries will be the first building at Porth Teigr to deliver office space to the market. The six-storey building will be located directly opposite the BBC studios, overlooking the waterfront and will be flexible to accommodate a number of SMEs or a single occupier with the capacity to accommodate up to 300 staff.”