Cardiff University - JOMEC

Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture has relocated to a state-of-the-art building in Cardiff’s Central Square Development, situated alongside national broadcaster BBC Wales.

The move to No. 2 Central Square has created an industry-academic interface, putting the School at the heart of a vibrant media environment in Cardiff city centre. Already recognised globally for its excellence in education and research, the School’s relocation will build stronger industry links, boosting students’ employability by providing direct access to major media organisations within journalism as well as the creative and cultural industries.

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The relocation is part of a wider £260m investment by the University to transform its student experience. In total, the University is investing £600m over the coming years to provide students with world class facilities in the largest campus upgrade in a generation.

The School and BBC Wales have a working relationship stretching back decades, thanks to a long-standing programme of professional training journalism internships. A number of the School’s alumni have gone on to prominent roles as BBC journalists, including Jason Mohammad, Alan Johnston, Laura Trevelyan, Ben Brown and Behnaz Akhgar.

This newly strengthened partnership will aim to offer an exchange of knowledge and experience, as well as sharing cutting-edge facilities, research and resources. A number of joint initiatives are being developed to build the partnership.

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BOF are also providing all desking, seating and tables throughout the new BBC Wales Headquarters in Central Square, Cardiff.

"We are extremely proud to be supplying furniture for both these flagship buildings in the heart of our capital city.

We were appointed by ISG Construction to supply and install a wide-ranging furniture package throughout the three floors occupied by JOMEC. Our Capital Projects team worked in conjunction with IBI Architects, ISG and the Unversities Estates team to help enhance all aspects of the design co-ordination and support with the overall development of the loose furniture specification."

Simon Narbeth

BOF Design & Project Manager

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"The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies is one of the leading Schools in the UK and internationally. 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 Cardiff University’s
School of Journalism, Media and Culture
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