Watch S4C’S HQ come alive

Yr Egin, S4C’S new headquarters is taking shape and is expected to open in 2018. Take a look at time lapse footage to show it emerging from the ground.

Yr Egin, S4C'S new headquarters is taking shape and is expected to open in 2018. Take a look at time lapse footage to show it emerging from the ground.

The video link shows the work already undertaken at the site of S4C's new headquarters in Carmarthen. The time-lapse footage shows the last eight weeks of ground work at the site on College Road.

The building, called Yr Egin is expected to open its doors next year. The project involves the construction of a creative and digital hub and the development of a creative industry sector cluster. It will create around 200 jobs and help the local economy and support the Welsh language.

The Welsh language broadcaster will receive a loan of £10m to help fund the relocation of its headquarters from Cardiff to Carmarthen and collaboration with the BBC. It is understood approximately £7m will be spent on new facilities at the base it will share with the BBC in central Cardiff. Other funds will support the move to S4C's new Carmarthen headquarters. S4C will also receive £350,000 in Government funding, enabling a "significant upgrade on its technical and IT equipment".

The new building will be served by the Carmarthen West link road at its junction with College Road. Along with the headquarters the road will serve up to 1,200 new homes over coming years as part of the Carmarthen West development site. Town leaders also hope that the road will help ease congestion in the Johnstown area of the town. Kier, the company awarded the contract to build the Canolfan S4C Yr Egin development in Carmarthen recently hosted an event for local sub-contractors and suppliers in a bid to encourage businesses in South West Wales to help them deliver the ambitious project.

Yr Egin will also be a centre that will be at the heart of the community providing opportunities for local people to enjoy the building and its resources - a cafe, auditorium and performance areas. Construction started in March with the centre on track to be completed by summer 2018.