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Chris Kane Chris Kane | 16:08 UK time, Thursday, 15 September 2011

Roath Lock, the BBC's new Drama Centre in Cardiff, Wales

 

The BBC’s Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff have opened in record time.  In just 13 months, 175,000 square foot of HD-ready studios have been constructed and fitted out to provide a permanent, purpose-built home to four flagship BBC dramas – Casualty, Pobol y Cwm, Doctor Who and Upstairs Downstairs – as well as new productions in the future.

This is the quickest BBC build of its size ever and marks an exciting new chapter for drama production in Wales.  BBC1’s Casualty began its move from Bristol to its new set in Cardiff at the start of the month and by Christmas the facility will be full with 500 to 600 people working on site.

Congratulations to all those involved with the construction and fit-out.

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