Newport demolition marks start of new chapter for city

South Wales Argus: VISION: How Newport's Friars Walk development could look VISION: How Newport's Friars Walk development could look

THE demolition of the Capitol Car Park marks a new chapter in the city centre ahead of the building of Friars Walk, due to begin in March.

Built in the 1960s but closed in 2010, the car park was located near a number of major schemes that shape the city centre as we know it now.

But the car park has seen better days, and in July an area around it had to be fenced off after engineers said it needed urgent work.

The 1960s and1970s redevelopment of Newport city centre saw the building of the Kingsway Centre, Newport Museum and Library, the redevelopment of Old Green Roundabout and the construction of John Frost Square.

Bob Trett, former curator at Newport Museum, said the car park had been built at the site of the old medieval friary, only small parts of which had survived by the time of the 60s development.

By the 19th century the area had become part of Newport’s docklands.

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2:57pm Fri 10 Jan 14

inkyskin says...

lets hope the friars walk goes up as fast as the admiral building and not as slow as the new bus station!
lets hope the friars walk goes up as fast as the admiral building and not as slow as the new bus station! inkyskin
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3:39pm Fri 10 Jan 14

portman says...

Don't let the bus station mob anywhere near it!.I see one man and his dog are back they laid about 12 sq meters of block work since Monday it looks like greeham common with all that fencing.Why don't the council kick some a**e?
Don't let the bus station mob anywhere near it!.I see one man and his dog are back they laid about 12 sq meters of block work since Monday it looks like greeham common with all that fencing.Why don't the council kick some a**e? portman
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8:46pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Port0214 says...

Newport demolition marks start of new chapter for city, should read "a bit of fiddling around the edge another false dawn"
Newport demolition marks start of new chapter for city, should read "a bit of fiddling around the edge another false dawn" Port0214
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10:36pm Sun 12 Jan 14

scraptheWAG says...

portman wrote:
Don't let the bus station mob anywhere near it!.I see one man and his dog are back they laid about 12 sq meters of block work since Monday it looks like greeham common with all that fencing.Why don't the council kick some a**e?
probably one of the councils relatives which is usually the case
[quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: Don't let the bus station mob anywhere near it!.I see one man and his dog are back they laid about 12 sq meters of block work since Monday it looks like greeham common with all that fencing.Why don't the council kick some a**e?[/p][/quote]probably one of the councils relatives which is usually the case scraptheWAG
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