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Newport - a city on the rise

  • Construction work begins at Friars Walk

    A ground breaking ceremony has marked the official start of construction at Friars Walk, Newport?s multi-million pound retail and leisure scheme...

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  • New housing project

    A new housing project will create up to 1500 jobs and deliver a boost to the local economy...

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  • More good news for Newport

    AIC is taking over the former Rowecord site in Usk Way and intends to create 120 jobs...

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  • Newport welcomes boost to city regeneration

    Newport City Council has been awarded Ł14.988 million for regeneration in the city...

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The face of Newport is changing dramatically with more exciting new developments underway.

Completed projects and investments have already delivered huge transformation for the city including a world class university campus, state of the art business premises, a new railway station, revamped market, new bus station, iconic architecture and a new waterfront district providing riverside homes and leisure opportunities.

These schemes, as well as new investments and recent announcements mean investments totaling £250 million are giving a fresh momentum to the city's regeneration.

Queensberry Real Estate, the appointed developers of Friars Walk, have moved onto site in readiness for the construction phase of Newport's new retail and leisure scheme. When completed Friars Walk will bring top names to the city centre including Debenhams, Next, Top Shop, Nando's, Cosmo, Frankie and Benny's, Chiquito, Prezzo, and Cineworld.

After submitting a successful bid Newport City Council has been awarded £14.988 million under the Welsh Government's Vibrant and Viable Places regeneration programme to transform key properties in the city centre, converting them into new homes and space for business start-ups. It will also unlock another £45million of external investment in city centre projects.

In September 2014 the NATO Summit will be held at Newport's Celtic Manor Resort, putting the city on the international stage and offering substantial economic benefits as 60 world leaders, 7,500 delegates and 5,000 journalists visit.

These are just a few of the exciting developments ahead. Follow the links for further information on these and other projects being delivered by the city council and our partners.

Together they are ensuring that Newport really is a city on the rise.

Friars Walk starts with a bang

Redevelopment timeline

A ceremony to mark the official start of construction work for Friars Walk, Newport’s multi-million pound retail and leisure scheme, took place today...
A former library in Newport which has been transformed into a new learning hub thanks to EU Funds has been unveiled by Finance Minister Jane Hutt AM...
Businesses in Newport can benefit from a range of incentives including rate relief, grants, loans and finding skilled workers...
Funding was announced today to kick start the development of a major new affordable housing project in Newport...
Councillor Bob Bright, leader of Newport City Council, has welcomed the announcement that a new steel manufacturing business is setting up in the city...
Newport’s new retail and leisure scheme is set to rise from the demolition site in the John Frost Square area.
A Newport City Council project which transformed the High Street entrance and façade of Newport Market has been shortlisted for a prestigious award...
Newport City Council has today received the excellent news that a bid for regeneration funds has been successful...
Newport’s Capitol car park was demolished on Sunday by a controlled explosion...


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