School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Take a look inside the new building at 2 Central Square.

New home for School of Journalism, Media and Culture.

Our School of Journalism, Media and Culture is moving to a new city centre location alongside BBC Cymru Wales.

The relocation will support the School to build stronger industry links and boost student employability through direct access to major media organisations.

Layout and interior

Artist's impression of a large lecture theatre within the new building.

Architects IBI were commissioned to design the layout and interior design of the School, which will feature:

  • 4 lecture theatres including a 300-seat lecture theatre
  • 5 seminar rooms
  • dedicated library space
  • 6 newsrooms
  • TV and radio studios
  • innovation and computer labs
  • editing suites
  • postgraduate research space
  • Centre for Community Journalism
  • social staircase.

In brief

  • due to be completed: September 2018
  • architects: IBI Group
  • contractors: ISG.
Stuart Allan

The BBC’s global reputation for media production, together with the innovative design of the new buildings, will make this a centre for excellence that will be genuinely world-class.

Professor Stuart Allan, Head of School

Sustainable design

The development is targeted with achieving a BREEAM excellent rating. The separate tenants support this with a green lease agreement encompassing sustainable procurement, air and water quality and travel planning.

New home for School of Journalism, Media and Culture