Doctor Who gets brand new “Roath Lock” studios in Cardiff

Roath Lock provides a permanent home to three flagship dramas - Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm.
The studios form the BBC’s largest drama production centre in the UK, part of the Porth Teigr project in Cardiff’s former docklands.
It was built following the BBC’s commitment in 2008 to double its television network production in Wales.
The name Roath Lock was chosen following consultation with BBC Wales staff.
The lock refers to the waterway linking Roath Basin to Roath Dock and the bay, and the studios are built next to the former lock-keeper’s cottage.

Doctor Who gets brand new “Roath Lock” studios in Cardiff

Roath Lock provides a permanent home to three flagship dramas - Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm.

The studios form the BBC’s largest drama production centre in the UK, part of the Porth Teigr project in Cardiff’s former docklands.

It was built following the BBC’s commitment in 2008 to double its television network production in Wales.

The name Roath Lock was chosen following consultation with BBC Wales staff.

The lock refers to the waterway linking Roath Basin to Roath Dock and the bay, and the studios are built next to the former lock-keeper’s cottage.

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    Cardiff.
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    because it’s made by the postmodernist-in-the-architectural-sense - inspired FAT studio. I quite like it - there was no...
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    I used to live in Cardiff. At one time I lived just 15 minutes’ walk away from Cardiff Bay. At that time, the old Tiger...
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    *scribbling on my To-visit-in-Cardiff list*
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    I just like that BBC consulted their local staff on how to name a building. Consulting and respect are cool.
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