Carmarthenshire Council approves S4C building

Carmarthenshire Council has approved plans to build a new headquarters for S4C, the Welsh language television broadcaster.

The building, Yr Egin, will be located at the University of Wales Trinity St David campus in Carmarthen and is set to open in 2018.

The building is expected to house around 25 companies which will hopefully contribute £11 million per year to the local economy.

The area where the new building will be located has also been earmarked for mixed use development, including 1,100 new homes and a primary school.

Commenting on the development, Emlyn Dole, leader of the council, said: "This is a much-needed development for Carmarthen providing a significant economic boost to the area with major benefits to the local community."