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Transform your business in Newport

Newport is a vibrant, modern city with strong business investment potential. With state-of-the-art premises, a thriving student population and a workforce of 479,000 within half-an-hour’s reach of the city, it’s no wonder hundreds of businesses have already chosen to set up home in Newport.

The Newport 2020 Plan identifies investment of £2 billion over 20 years. Investment so far has already made our city one of the most exciting business environments in the country. Read more

We’re supported by excellent transport links and easy accessibility from both England and the rest of Wales – Cardiff Airport is within a 35-minute drive and London is just two hours away by train.

Our city isn’t just a great place to live. It’s all about the best connections and the best people. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, and in 2010 we hosted the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament – firmly putting Newport on the map for international sport. We also offer award-winning sustainable living, cutting-edge business premises and premium retail locations.

Find your business hub in our city: from leading commercial headquarters to manufacturing plants and operations centres. With a new world-class university campus and big brand investment, Newport is a city that is rich in innovation and industrial dynamism.

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Friars Walk

A new £100 million retail development in the heart of our city is underway, managed by Newport City Council and Queensberry Real Estate. Key players in the UK retail market are investing in the site, which will be accessible to over 1.6 million consumers in the Newport area and beyond.

Friars Walk Trading potential

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Cambrian Centre

The Cambrian Centre is a new landmark mixed-use development where an office component of 77,000 sq ft will provide space for 1200 Admiral Insurance staff. Located in the city centre, the site will benefit from Newport’s excellent transport links.

Market Quarter

The Market Quarter in Newport’s centre is undergoing a £5 million investment to sensitively redevelop some of our city’s oldest buildings. Retail and dining premises will be created, improved and expanded.

Old Town Dock

This redevelopment will reconnect our historic dockland area to both the city and regional infrastructure. The flexible redevelopment plan will offer a mixed-use riverside site with an improved road network.

Old Town Dock

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City Centre University Campus

The new £35 million university campus opened in Newport city centre in 2011. As well as injecting a population of almost 3,000 students into our city centre, the world-class campus unites creativity with entrepreneurialism.

Land Available

Reclaimed sites all across our city are now available. These prime redevelopment locations are already attracting interest from retail, residential and leisure developers, representing an exciting opportunity for investment.

Office Space & Units Available

Cutting-edge new units are ready for immediate use at key sites across Newport. From sites located beside the M4 to premises in the heart of the city, our area offers opportunities for investment and innovation.

Glan Llyn

The former Llanwern Steelworks site is undergoing a £1 billion transformation into Glan Llyn, a sustainable community and business park. The redevelopment will deliver 4,000 new homes and 6,000 jobs to Newport residents.


This area is undergoing a £6.7 million, four-year investment programme to improve both business opportunities and community amenities. The area will see environmental improvements, vocational training facilities and upgraded links to the city centre.

Knight Frank –Residential Research

Residential research by Frank Knight has once again identified that Newport’s residential sector offers significant opportunities for investors and developers.

Mariner’s Quay

The largest residential scheme in Wales, with more than 100 state-of-the-art homes, Mariner’s Quay plays host to an award-winning sustainable development on our city’s riverfront, valued at £15 million.

New Railway Station

Newport’s main rail travel hub was transformed to accommodate visitors to the 2010 Ryder Cup. The new design incorporates enhanced platform improvements with dramatic architecture to create a true landmark in our city.


The three-phase Newhaus residential development, adjacent to the River Usk, incorporates 154 new cutting-edge apartments and is valued at £20 million.

Sainsbury’s, Crindau

Over 7,500m2 of retail space was created by the £24 million development, providing jobs and shopping facilities to the residents of Newport since its opening in 2010. It is one of the largest Sainsbury’s stores in Wales.

The Old Arts College

With an investment of £6 million, the redevelopment of the Grade II listed Old Arts College building provides 63 new apartments and three town houses, right in the heart of our city.


Development Location Map

Development Opportunities for the city of Newport.

Unlimited Opportunities

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Well Connected

Thanks to our excellent transport links, Newport is a strategic location for businesses large and small. Our proximity to air and sea connections makes the city ideal for business operation both in the UK and overseas.



Our large, skilled and motivated local workforce makes Newport an indispensable asset to any business. Some of the biggest names in UK business are already located here, including Admiral, Lloyds Bank and Virgin Media. At the same time, the excellent quality of life makes it a great place to live as well as work.

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Living in Newport

Newport offers an excellent quality of life - acclaimed schools, beautiful scenery, and a lively sporting and entertainment scene. Our massive investment programme is transforming the city centre with new housing, shops, offices and recreational facilities. Property is affordable and increasingly cutting-edge - making any move to Newport an exciting one.

Newport Wetlands

Covering over 438 hectares, the reed beds, saline lagoons, wet grassland and scrub attract a wealth of wetland birds. The Reserve is also an excellent place to see orchids, butterflies, dragonflies and otters.

National Trust

A site of key historical interest and tourism, Newport’s Tredegar House is one of Wales’s architectural wonders and one of the most significant late 17th Century houses in the whole of the British Isles.

Leisure Time

Newport residents and tourists enjoy over 30 golf courses in the region, alongside new cycle routes linking the city to Caerleon and the countryside. The proximity to the River Usk and Wales Coastal Path provide compelling outdoor pursuits.

Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre

A full programme of professional live performances and exhibitions makes our city an important centre for culture. As well as providing entertainment, the centre also offers classes, workshops and activities for Newport residents of all ages to get involved in.

Rodney Parade

The city’s resident stadium is home to top Welsh rugby team Newport Gwent Dragons, as well as Newport RFC and Newport County AFC. The redeveloped riverside stadium has capacity for over 9,000 fans.

Newport International Sports Village

Undoubtedly the key sporting venue for our city. The centre houses Wales’ National Velodrome as well as venues for swimming, football, hockey, cricket, tennis and athletics.

Celtic Manor Resort

Newport’s Celtic Manor Resort was voted the top UK conference hotel for five consecutive years. Part of the hotel is a 19th Century manor house, and the whole resort enjoys state-of-the-art facilities. Its three championship golf courses achieved international recognition when Newport hosted the highly-acclaimed Ryder Cup tournament in 2010, boosting local pride.

On the Doorstep

Coupled with Newport’s coastal location is some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside. The Brecon Beacons National Park, the Vale of Usk and the Wye Valley are all within easy reach.

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