Canolfan S4C Yr Egin will be an iconic, sustainable and striking building – a multipurpose, creative building that will be a great space to work and enjoy.

It will be a unique centre where initial ideas will be shared and developed; an incubator for the establishment of new companies and a breeding ground for a new generation of creative and technical people.

The building will be energy efficient with an inner area of around 3,600 square metres spread over three floors.

The design is based on the close relationship between the University, prospective tenants of the Centre and the wider community.  This relationship, or trinity, is reflected in the design of the building: a simple triangular form that grows from Carmarthenshire’s soil.  It is linked to the main campus by a large public square, which will allow for the staging of a variety of outdoor activities.

The internal design of the building is centred around an entrance hall and public atrium that overarches the three floors.  There will be a specific focus on broadcasting and performance on the ground floor, with a range of offices for S4C and the other partners on the other two floors.  The whole building will encourage collaboration, communication and interaction between all users of the building.  Put simply, Canolfan S4C Yr Egin will offer a unique and exciting working environment as well as being a resource that the whole community – a venue for people of all ages to enjoy.

The building will be situated in the northern corner of the campus, completing a group of three buildings and thereby establishing a creative village concept.

The building will include:

  • floor surface of around 3600 square metres
  • spacious reception area
  • café
  • multipurpose auditorium
  • performance stage
  • digital hub for use of the external community
  • business support unit
  • resource to promote professional development
  • range of offices for S4C
  • location for scriptwriters and authors
  • research and development unit
  • flexible offices/studios/spaces reserved for around 20 companies and external organisations
  • up to six incubator units for new companies to be established
  • formal meeting rooms
  • external terrace.

Timetable

July 2016
Submission of the application for planning permission

November 2016 – December 2017
Construction period

March 2018
Official opening of the building

Building Concept