Digital construction meets bricks & mortar

A milestone has been reached in the construction of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's (UWTSD) new digital and media centre, which is also set to become the new home of Welsh language broadcaster S4C.

18th September 2017

A milestone has been reached in the construction of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's (UWTSD) new digital and media centre, which is also set to become the new home of Welsh language broadcaster S4C.

A topping-out ceremony has been held to mark construction of the Yr Egin building reaching its highest point. When complete, the 40,000-sq. ft. building will feature broadcasting and performance space on the ground floor, with offices for S4C and other partners on the other two levels.

Medwin Hughes, UWTSD's Vice Chancellor, was joined at the ceremony by Ian Jones, S4C Chief Executive; Steve Nicholls from Kier Group; Emlyn Dole, Leader of Carmarthenshire Council, and Mark James, Chief Executive of Carmarthenshire County Council; as well as representation from the Welsh Government, which has provided £3m funding towards the new centre.

Hughes said: "The building has reached its highest point and clearly indicates the realisation of the University's exciting and bold vision to develop a creative and digital cluster that will greatly benefit the county, the region and the creative industries across Wales. Co-locating a range of creative, digital and cultural practitioners within the same building - with S4C at its core as the main anchor tenant – will create opportunities, encourage innovation and enable job creation in this key priority sector."