New leisure centre and Coleg Gwent campus

ARTIST IMPRESSION of Coleg Gwent city centre campus

Consultation closed on 29 January 2021

The council's cabinet has agreed the propposal for a new leisure and well-being centre as well as a new city centre campus for Coleg Gwent.

The agreement to proceed with the new leisure and well-being centre is subject to obtaining all necessary consents.

Funding the £19.7 million cost will be met through a combination of council finance, a saving in the subsidy paid to Newport Live and Welsh Government grant (subject to approval).

The current site of Newport Centre will be disposed of by way of a 250-year development lease, at market value, subject to agreed terms and conditions.

The next stage will be further consultation for the submission of the planning application in late 2021.


The new leisure centre would include a pool, fitness studio and health and well-being areas as well as modern changing facilities and a café.

It is planned to put the new state-of-the-art centre on a key brownfield site on the riverfront

This would enable the vacated Newport Centre site to be used by Coleg Gwent for a £90m further education campus creating the Newport Knowledge Quarter and bringing hundreds of students and staff to the city centre

The new leisure centre will be built to BREEAM excellent standards, with sustainability and future-proofing at its core. Together with the new campus, enhancements to Usk Way and the active travel connectivity, this will create a high quality place and green lung.


There are two proposed plans:

View option 1 plans (pdf)

View option 2 plans (pdf)

The consultation is now closed.

View Fairness and Equality Impact Statement (pdf)

View Cabinet Report