March 29, 2021
The traditional Victorian indoor market is grade II listed and has a large span cast iron frame featuring a glass filled barrel roof. Delivered by Penarth-based developers Loft-Co, the market’s regeneration will bring a 21st Century scheme to Newport and will create a collaborative space for businesses.
On offer will be the best in food and drink, retail and lifestyle businesses and over 70 uniquely designed workspaces and offices. The offices will also offer an outside gym, organic garden, indoor and outdoor collaborative spaces and as well as access to all of the amenities in the market. In addition, the mixed-use development will provide a large unique space for events, including weddings and conferences, with a capacity of over 400 people.
Simon Baston, Director of LoftCo said:
“Loft Co is once again, delighted to be working on one of the most historic and complex mixed-use schemes in South Wales in conjunction with Welsh Government and Newport Council. The refurbishment of the market its self, is one of the largest to be undertaken in the UK and Loft Co are delighted to be able to work in conjunction with many local businesses and community leaders at all stages.
“The market will comprise of a traditional market around the outside (as has always been the case) which will offer accommodation on attractive rental terms with a guarantee of critical mass around them. The food court in the centre will act as the pivotal position of the market, in terms of drawing people into this area. The lifestyle offices will reflect how we live today in terms of live/work balances and will offer many different disciplines from aesthetics to hairdressing, tattooist etc.
“There will be in excess of seventy-five offices ranging from two persons to twenty persons which will have the ability to use various collaborative areas, outdoor gym, organic garden, plus all the facilities in the market.
“Loft Co would like to thank all its partners to date and in particular, Newport City Council with regards to all their efforts in assisting the purchase and having us drive the way forward.”
Working closely with Simon on the project, Donald Gray said:
“Newport Market is one of the many exciting projects that I have had the privilege of working with Simon and LoftCo on over the past few years. With developments such as Goodsheds, the Pumphouse and Swansea Albert Hall, it is fantastic to see the transformation of not only historic buildings but the transformation of communities that they bring with them.”
I have worked with Darwin Gray for a number of years and the level of service, professionalism and timely response is second to none. I would highly recommend Darwin Gray to any business.”
Darwin Gray have provided us with a first-class service for many years now. They really take the time to understand our business and develop relationships which results in advice and support that is contextualised and effective.”
We have worked with Darwin Gray for several years and have always found their services and advice to be first class.”
An extremely professional and sincere company who make time for your queries and understand the need to break down certain facts and information to ensure everything is understood perfectly. I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for any type of legal advice”
PSS has worked with Darwin Gray for many years. We have always received an excellent service. Prompt and professional advice and support.”
We have used several departments within DG recently and we have been very pleased with an effective, efficient and down to earth service. Very happy thus far and I expect that we will continue to use DG.”
Darwin Gray offer us truly superb services. Very professional, quick and services available bilingually which is very important to us, highly recommend.”
My “go to” in urgent and time sensitive cases for direction, support and advice. The team are quick to respond to calls or emails for advice and support on all matters. Always explain complex matters in a way a lay person can easily understand.”