Press Releases 2014-2015

The Relocation of S4C to Carmarthenshire

14.03.2014

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has revealed its delight as the S4C Authority announces its intention to relocate the channel’s headquarters to Carmarthen.

The University has led the bid on behalf of the region to attract S4C’s headquarters to Carmarthenshire, with Carmarthenshire County Council being the main partner. The proposal has been welcomed with great enthusiasm in South West Wales with thousands of people showing their support over the last few months.

Professor Medwin Hughes, UWTSD Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are all delighted that S4C has decided to establish a new headquarters for the channel in Carmarthen and in the Swansea Bay City Region.

“This is important news in the continuation and the development of the Welsh language in Carmarthenshire and throughout the region. It is also vital to Carmarthenshire’s economic development, creating new opportunities and new jobs in the area. Indeed, it’s a very important catalyst for the general development of the whole region.”

Gwilym Dyfri Jones, Provost of UWTSD’s Carmarthen campus said: “The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is extremely proud of the success of our bid and we thank our partners and the thousands who have shown their support. The University now looks forward to working with S4C to create Canolfan S4C - an exciting and vibrant home for the channel in Carmarthenshire.”

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Eleri Beynon, Head of Communications, on 01267 676790 / 07968 249335 or email e.beynon@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk.
  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.