Labour MP says BBC Wales should consider relocating outside of Cardiff as headquarters go up for sale

BBC Wales has put its Cardiff headquarters up for sale ahead of plans to move to a purpose-built broadcast centre in 2018.

The Welsh arm of the BBC has spent 47 years at its current location and the BBC said it was considering five or six other sites for the new build.

Managing director of BBC operations and finance, Anne Bulford, said: “The ageing infrastructure at Llandaff is clearly reaching the end of the road - and it is time to look to the future.

“We believe these exciting proposals could significantly strengthen BBC Cymru Wales' role as the national broadcaster for Wales whilst also opening up new and exciting opportunities for the wider creative and media sector in Wales.”

While the BBC has no plans to relocate outside of Cardiff, the Labour MP for Ogmore, Huw Irranca-Davies, told BBC Radio Wales’ Sunday Supplement programme that the broadcaster should consider a more radical move outside of the city.