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Newport - a city on the rise

  • Latest video shows Friars Walk taking shape

    New aerial footage shows the excellent progress being made on Friars Walk...

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  • Friars Walk construction underway

    The steels that will form part of the structure of Friars Walk can now be seen emerging from the construction site...

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  • Fly through Friars Walk

    Take a look at how Newport's new shopping centre is taking shape...

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  • New bus station and footbridge funding

    Newport will use new funding for bus station, new footbridge and other improvements...

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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.

Construction of Friars Walk, Newport's new retail and leisure scheme, is underway. 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.

Wander through Friars Walk shopping centre with this computer generated fly-through.

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.

Read what makes Newport an attractive location for businesses.

Find out what support is available to businesses in Newport.

In September 2014 the NATO Summit took place 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 visited.

Follow the links for further information about projects being delivered by the city council and our partners.

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

Talking about Newport’s bright future

Redevelopment timeline

Oct
17
Queensberry Real Estate (QRE) and joint venture partner Bywater Properties have acquired Kingsway Shopping Centre, Newport...
Aug
28
Steelwork for the new Cineworld cinema, one of the key anchor buildings in the new retail and leisure development, is now going up...
Aug
14
A multi-million programme to convert landmark city centre buildings into new homes is under way...
Aug
12
A proposal aimed at encouraging more residential use of city centre properties is out to public consultation today...
Jul
25
Last Friday nearly 200 people gathered at the Celtic Manor Resort for the South Wales Chamber of Commerce business breakfast event that looked at Newport, the big picture...
Jul
22
Newport City Councilís cabinet member for skills and work has welcomed a prestigious new tenant to the cityís historic market building...
Jul
21
More than 380 new homes were built in Newport in 2013/14 and it looks as though that number will be surpassed this year, according to the latest figures from the city council...
Jul
17
New aerial footage is now available that shows the excellent progress being made on Friars Walk.
Jul
17
Footfall figures collated by Springboard for Newport City Council show a rise in the number of people visiting the city centre...
Jul
03
The Celtic Manor Resortís application for a convention centre was granted planning permission by Newport City Councilís planning committee yesterday (Wednesday)...
Jun
18
The steels that will form part of the structure of Friars Walk can now be seen emerging from the construction site.
Jun
17
A landmark Newport building constructed at the very start of the 20th century has been restored to its former glory and transformed for 21st century living...
Jun
11
Seren Group has announced plans to expand its Newport head office at Exchange House, High Street, into the adjacent Corn Exchange building, previously occupied by Newport City Council...
Jun
04
A project to turn a vacant public house into high quality apartments has successfully reached the end of its first phase...
Jun
02
More than 450 Admiral Group staff have begun working in new offices in the city centre...
May
27
Goldcliff-based Elm Tree Foods has taken on a bakery in Newport to create a new outlet for its award-winning pies and to support its expansion plans.
May
20
Transport minister Edwina Hart has announced funding for capital projects to improve public transport and roads as well as walking and cycling facilities...
May
02
Businesses in Newport are actively working towards the establishment of a Business Improvement District (BID) to enhance the city centre trading environment and create a better experience for visitors...
Apr
30
Newport City Council has welcomed transport minister Edwina Hartís announcement of £4 million in the first phase of funding for the Cardiff Capital Region Metro...
Apr
28
Leading UK regeneration specialist, St. Modwen, has started work on the second phase of housing at its £1bn Glan Llyn development in Newport...
Apr
09
A ceremony to mark the official start of construction work for Friars Walk, Newportís multi-million pound retail and leisure scheme, took place today...
Apr
03
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...
Apr
02
Businesses in Newport can benefit from a range of incentives including rate relief, grants, loans and finding skilled workers...
Mar
25
Funding was announced today to kick start the development of a major new affordable housing project in Newport...
Mar
21
Councillor Bob Bright, leader of Newport City Council, has welcomed the announcement that a new steel manufacturing business is setting up in the city...
Mar
17
Newportís new retail and leisure scheme is set to rise from the demolition site in the John Frost Square area.
Feb
18
A Newport City Council project which transformed the High Street entrance and faÁade of Newport Market has been shortlisted for a prestigious award...
Jan
31
Newport City Council has today received the excellent news that a bid for regeneration funds has been successful...
Jan
13
Newportís Capitol car park was demolished on Sunday by a controlled explosion...

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