24 July 2017
In an article entitled, ‘Light and space’, ISG project director Kevin McElroy explored the reasons why the steel frame is not simply a structure but a key design element of this amazing new home for the BBC in Wales.
“Steel for the upper levels has been used for a number of reasons, such as speed of construction and the ability to create the 18m-long clear spans in the offices, which provides the BBC with maximum flexibility,” he said.
Around 2,100 tonnes of structural steel has been used in the five-storey, 13,900 sq m BBC Cymru Wales Broadcasting House.
The building will be home to 1,200 staff and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2018.