Planning consent granted for Phase 2 of Scarborough’s Newport development, South Wales

11 Jul 2016

Planning consent granted for Phase 2 of Scarborough’s Newport development, South Wales

Scarborough Group International (SGI), the UK and international real estate investor and developer, today announces that it has received planning consent from Newport City Council of its £30 million phase 2 development of the Station Quarter in Newport, South Wales.

Phase 2 will include a 45,000 sq ft grade A office building across five levels which will be named ‘Interface’. There will be complementary leisure and ground floor retail facing a new public plaza.

Located opposite Newport Train Station, the scheme will add to the success of the Station Quarter development and will be situated in a highly accessible location for pedestrian, vehicle and public transport.

Scarborough completed the first phase of the redevelopment, Admiral House in May 2014, comprising 80,644 sq ft of office accommodation let to Admiral Insurance, with the capacity to accommodate some 1,200 staff, along with 28,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space. The Gym Group is now open and other potential uses include bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

The lead architect on Cambrian Centre Phase 2 was Holder Mathias.

Kate Howe, Associate Director, Scarborough Group, said: “The Interface development will build upon the success we have already enjoyed at Station Quarter, adding much needed capacity to this strategic location. This second phase of the development demonstrates our commitment to developing in Newport, a dynamic city which has a growing prominence as a place to live, shop and work.

We are working with the local and national government to attract major occupiers to the site and to show our support for the long term vision of Newport. By providing both local and national companies with Grade A office space, we will continue to attract investment to one of the UK’s most vibrant and progressive cities.”

Wilco Stekkinger, Associate Director of Holder Mathias, said: “Designing a mixed-use regeneration scheme in the heart of Newport has been hugely rewarding for us. We hope to build on the success of Admiral House and create a welcoming destination for people to work and visit. Newport has significant potential for growth but is in need of high-quality office accommodation, so we’re pleased with this planning decision and to see the scheme move forward.”

Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “Our city is continuing to thrive and this high-quality development is another signal of growing confidence in Newport. I would like to congratulate Scarborough on their ambitious plans which complement our vision of a digital, hi-tech city. We will continue to work with the company and I am sure the development will attract first class companies or organisations, and that can only benefit the city for many years to come.”