Other developments

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Other exciting developments taking place in Newport include...

Glan Llyn

Glan Llyn (see photograph) is a 20 year project to transform the 600 acre former Llanwern Steelworks site into an impressive £1bn sustainable community.

The site’s developer, St Modwen, is working with Newport City Council to deliver 6,000 new jobs as well as 4,000 new homes at Glan Llyn. 

Public services will include two primary schools, community areas, shops and cafes as well as extensive parkland and sports facilities. 

The £1.5m Celtic Business Park development with office, industrial and warehouse space at the heart of Glan Llyn will help bring new job opportunities to the area. Online retail giant Amazon has recently opened a delivery station on the site employing more than 50 people.

The project will also include an integrated transport strategy to encompass road links, cycle routes, bus services and footpaths.

A new rail station has been proposed at the development as well as a 100 park and ride service. 

Wales International Convention Centre

In 2013 Welsh Government announced that it would provide match funding for the initial stage of a project to create a world-class convention centre in Newport.

Newport City Council awarded planning permission for the International Convention Centre Wales which is to be constructed at the Celtic Manor Resort. Work began in February 2017, and upon opening in 2019 it will bring a £70 million economic benefit and 100,000 new bedroom nights to the area every year. Designed to attract major events from across the world, the state-of-the-art auditorium, exhibition hall and associated facilities will have capacity for up to 4,000 delegates, making it the largest facility of its kind in Wales and the south west of England. 

It will provide a significant stimulus for further growth in the local economy.

For more information visit the Celtic Manor website

Cambrian and Admiral

The redevelopment of a key city centre site opposite the new railway station has given rise to a seven-storey office block, now home to Admiral Group plc and more than 450 employees. 

Long term plans for the area include 28,000 square feet of retail space, 290 car parking spaces and a new public plaza. 

Business Improvement District 

Businesses in Newport city centre voted to establish a Business Improvement District (BID), called Newport Now, from 1 April 2015 to enhance their trading environment and create a better experience for visitors.

Read more about Newport's BID. 

ReNewport Task Force

In spring 2013, a city taskforce was appointed by Welsh Government to study and develop an economic regeneration strategy for Newport city centre in the short to medium term.

The taskforce, chaired by Simon Gibson of Wesley Clover, released their report in December 2013 with a mixture of recommendations and actions that taken together could make a significant difference to Newport city centre and Newport as part of a city region.

At the city summit in February 2014 it was announced that Welsh Government would be making money available for feasibility work on projects included in the ReNewport report.

The Welsh Government said officials are working with the taskforce on plans to establish a City Innovation Company focused on the development of intellectual property, acting as a hub for attracting funds and investors while helping small firms grow.

Economy minister Edwina Hart said funds will be made available to undertake feasibility work needed to progress other recommendations in the report, such as assessing the viability of a town centre investment management programme.

ReNewport is now moving into its next phase, focusing on how to put into practice any short term measures and putting foundations in place for the long term.