New central Cardiff building to accomodate over 4,000 civil servants

Government has signed a 25 year lease for 265,000 sq ft in Central Square Credit: Foster and Partners

Over 4,000 civil servants will be moving to a new building in Cardiff's city-centre by 2020, in a move towards 'greater collaboration and productivity' in the civil service.

A twenty-five year deal has been signed to lease 265,000 sq ft in the Central Square development. It is the biggest ever pre-let in Cardiff.

The single building will accommodate staff from several different UK government departments. HMRC will be the main occupier of the building, with Central Square set to become one of their regional centres.

The deal is part of the Government Hubs Programme which will transform the way the Civil Service works by accommodating several government departments in one building, across the country.

According to the government it will save taxpayers over one billion pounds, free up land for housing and reduce government buildings from 800 to around 200 by 2022.