BBC Wales - New Broadcasting House

The new BBC Wales building is located in Three Central Square, Cardiff.

The Central Square development is one of the biggest changes Cardiff – and Wales – has ever seen. We supplied furniture to both the BBC building and Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies (JOMEC) located at Two Central Square.

In addition to the 130,000 sq ft office for law firm Hugh James and JOMEC, and new broadcast centre, Central Square will also include a 270,000 sq ft public sector hub for the UK Government and a new bus station. By 2020 our capital city will look completely different.

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Three Central Square was designed by Foster & Partners with 5 storeys totalling 180,000 sq ft which ISG Construction handed over to the BBC in April 2018 and will be fully occupied and operational in Autumn 2019.

Following an extremely competitive tender process we were awarded the contract to supply all Desking, Task Chairs, Soft Seating and Tables throughout the BBC Headquarters. The building will provide around 750 desk spaces.

We have supplied furniture to the BBC for over 25 years so are very familiar with their requirements.

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The furniture specifications and layouts, designed by ID:SR included a range of brands. As an independent furniture supplier we have access to a wide portfolio of manufacturers enabling us to fulfil the broadcaster’s requirements.

Our Project team collaborated with Sheppard Robson (ID:SR), Currie & Brown, J4 Projects and our supply chain to finalise product specification detail, finishes and furniture layouts.

We also worked with Overbury to co-ordinate deliveries and our installation which began in November 2018. All deliveries were completed in January 2019 concluding our involvement in the delivery and installation phases of the project.


The BBC Central Square project is a great example of a highly collaborative, complex project delivered successfully by a wide cohort of contractors and suppliers – BOF is extremely proud to have supplied and installed the loose furniture throughout the building and to have played a key part in handing over this cutting-edge facility to BBC Wales."

John Tovey, BOF Contracts Manager

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