The iconic building – which was officially opened in autumn 2018 – won the commercial category in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Wales annual awards ceremony.

Yr Egin will now go on to represent Wales at the RICS UK awards ceremony, which will be held in London later this year.

As well as winning the commercial category, the building was also shortlisted for the design through innovation category.

The Yr Egin project is one of several in South West Wales due to be part-funded by the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay City Deal.

Based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Carmarthen campus, Yr Egin is a digital and creative centre that includes an auditorium, editing suites, performance areas, and a café. The venue also offers a varied programme of events, workshops, talks and screenings.

Carys Ifan, Director of Yr Egin, said: “Canolfan S4C Yr Egin is a contemporary landmark and we’re delighted to have won such a prestigious award.

“Because of its excellent design, the building offers the ideal environment to inspire, develop and produce creative projects.

“Yr Egin is the interface for cross-pollination between the creative industries, the audience and the talent pipeline from the University - and it’s been clear since opening our doors in the autumn that all users of Yr Egin find it an energising yet relaxing space. This is all due to its creative design.”

The design team behind Yr Egin was a partnership between Carmarthenshire-based Rural Office for Architecture (ROA) and BDP (Building Design Partnership), an international company of architects, engineers and designers, with local architect Niall Maxwell leading on the project.

With S4C as the main anchor tenant, Yr Egin is also home to a range of companies working in creative industries including multi-media publishing and digital technology; digital education; video production and photography; post production; graphic design; translation and sub-titling, and financial management for the creative sector. These companies include Boom, Gorilla, Atebol, Big Learning Company, Captain Jac, Asset Finance Solutions, Carlam, Highly, Lens 360, Moilin, Optimwm, and Trywydd.