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Newport - a city on the rise

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

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