S4C signs Carmarthen agreement
S4C will go ahead with its plans to establish a new headquarters in Carmarthen after signing an agreement with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Last week, Huw Jones, chairman of the S4C authority and Professor Medwin Hughes, vice-chancellor of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David signed a framework agreement to go ahead with plans to construct the new building.
The broadcaster announced its intention to relocate from Cardiff to Carmarthen in March. A total of 50 staff will move to the new site, which will create 150 jobs. It is expected to be fully operational in 2018.
Jones said: "Signing this agreement with the university in a very important milestone. It confirms that we will proceed with this ambitious plan following the statement of intent published a few months ago.
"Our intention at the outset of this process was to create a prosperous future for our service, while at the same time stimulating linguistic and cultural developments, as well as economic benefits to the region of our new headquarters."
Hughes said: " The development will involve the construction of a purpose-built and iconic building to locate S4C which will also act as a catalyst for promoting creativity across the region and nationally.
"The vision is an ambitious one that offers the opportunity to create a unique and exciting entity that will impact positively on the economy, the community and the Welsh language across South West Wales."