Roath Lock, or Porth y Rhath in Welsh, is a BBC drama village situated in Cardiff near Cardiff Bay. It was adjacent to the Doctor Who Experience until the Experience closed in 2017. Since 2012, BBC Wales series Doctor Who has filmed here. BBC Wales' Class was also filmed at Roath Lock in 2016.
The "lock" in the name refers to the waterway linking Roath Basin to Roath Dock and Cardiff Bay, and the studios are built next to the former lock-keeper's cottage.
Construction began in 2010, and completed on 20 February 2011. The production centre is 170,000 square feet in area. It was acquired through a partnership between the Welsh government, Cardiff Council and the site developers igloo Regeneration. VINCI Construction UK was involved in its construction.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Doctor Who and Casualty BBC studios at Roath Lock opened. BBC News (12 March 2012). Retrieved on 1 December 2016.
- ↑ BBC drama centre officially named Roath Lock. BBC Press Office (20 January 2011). Retrieved on 1 December 2016.
- ↑ BBC Wales drama village's first phase completed. BBC News (20 January 2011). Retrieved on 1 December 2016.
- ↑ BBC Roath Lock studios opened at Porth Teigr. This is Porth Teigr (12 March 2012). Retrieved on 1 December 2016.