GloWorks is the new creative industries centre




GloWorks is the new creative industries centre in the heart of Porth Teigr in Cardiff Bay, which opened its doors in 2014.

The building is designed to BREEAM Excellent standards and is intended to be a flagship development on Porth Teigr which, together with BBC Cymru Wales's Roath Lock studios, is becoming a hub for Wales' dynamic creative sector.

The creative industries sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the Welsh economy and is prioritised by Welsh Government for support. Cardiff is home to three major broadcasters, an established independent TV production sector and an emerging digital media cluster. There is no better place to grow a creative industries business.

Porth Teigr is a joint venture between igloo and Welsh Government and comprises 38 acres of prime waterfront development in Cardiff Bay. With potential for 2,000,000+ sq ft of mixed-use development it is one of the largest waterside projects in Europe.

The centrepiece of the development is Roath Lock Studios - the BBC's 170,000 sq ft drama production studio complex, home to flagship BBC productions including Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm.

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and one of the UK's premier cities. Located approximately 150 miles (240 km) from London and 43 miles (69 km) west of Bristol, the city benefits from regular intercity rail services to London Paddington with a journey time of just over 2 hours. Cardiff International Airport is located 12 miles (19 km) from the city centre and offers scheduled flights to a number of European destinations. Heathrow airport is 140 miles (230 km) east of Cardiff with a journey time of approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.

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