LATEST PICTURES: Newport Friars Walk scheme

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8:43am Sat 5 Jul 14

p stani says...

Sad
Sad p stani
  • Score: -66

9:48am Sat 5 Jul 14

tap says...

p stani wrote:
Sad
No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.
[quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: Sad[/p][/quote]No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport. tap
  • Score: 55

9:57am Sat 5 Jul 14

charlie, newport says...

Love these update pics - please keep them coming SWA
Love these update pics - please keep them coming SWA charlie, newport
  • Score: 32

10:07am Sat 5 Jul 14

Walter Devereux says...

There is now a web cam: http://friarswalknew
port.co.uk/?webcam
Looking there, the steel erection is much more advanced than these pictures would suggest.
There is now a web cam: http://friarswalknew port.co.uk/?webcam Looking there, the steel erection is much more advanced than these pictures would suggest. Walter Devereux
  • Score: 20

11:29am Sat 5 Jul 14

inkyskin says...

these are old pics, the concrete stairways and lift shafts have been installed now, loving seeing it all going up! exciting times ahead for newport
these are old pics, the concrete stairways and lift shafts have been installed now, loving seeing it all going up! exciting times ahead for newport inkyskin
  • Score: 21

12:20pm Sat 5 Jul 14

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  • Score: -14

12:38pm Sat 5 Jul 14

The People's Republic of Newp says...

p stani wrote:
Sad
Troll.
[quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: Sad[/p][/quote]Troll. The People's Republic of Newp
  • Score: 10

12:50pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Melvyn The Milk says...

Time to talk Newport up. Great pictures. Keep them rolling please. Well done the Argus.
Time to talk Newport up. Great pictures. Keep them rolling please. Well done the Argus. Melvyn The Milk
  • Score: 21

1:37pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

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Jct A comment you posted on another article provoked a complaint from a user about the use of foul language. This complaint was upheld. The use of foul language is forbidden under our site terms. You agree to these site terms when you register to post comments. If you no longer agree to these terms, please let me know and I will arrange to cancel your registration. Kevin Ward - Editor
  • Score: 22

2:04pm Sat 5 Jul 14

smokintheweed says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
Jct
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While you're at it can you get rid of Scrapthewag and Melvyn Jones?
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: Jct A comment you posted on another article provoked a complaint from a user about the use of foul language. This complaint was upheld. The use of foul language is forbidden under our site terms. You agree to these site terms when you register to post comments. If you no longer agree to these terms, please let me know and I will arrange to cancel your registration.[/p][/quote]While you're at it can you get rid of Scrapthewag and Melvyn Jones? smokintheweed
  • Score: 14

5:17pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Newportg says...

p stani wrote:
Sad
Idiot!!!
[quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: Sad[/p][/quote]Idiot!!! Newportg
  • Score: 11

5:30pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

I went to the Princess Team Rooms at the top end of Cambrian Road earlier for the first time (opposite Wetherspoon's). It's lovely in there - excellent decor and a really good selection of teas, coffees and food at a decent price. Sadly the place was empty apart from me and my family. Meanwhile the Wetherspoons opposite was rammed. If people are making the effort to set up nice new establishments like this which are equal or better quality than Cardiff or Bristol, can we please try and support them before we lose them
I went to the Princess Team Rooms at the top end of Cambrian Road earlier for the first time (opposite Wetherspoon's). It's lovely in there - excellent decor and a really good selection of teas, coffees and food at a decent price. Sadly the place was empty apart from me and my family. Meanwhile the Wetherspoons opposite was rammed. If people are making the effort to set up nice new establishments like this which are equal or better quality than Cardiff or Bristol, can we please try and support them before we lose them Sing up for the amber boys
  • Score: 30

6:17pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

P.s they also do Sunday lunch as well for £7.95. I shall be going in two weeks
P.s they also do Sunday lunch as well for £7.95. I shall be going in two weeks Sing up for the amber boys
  • Score: 6

6:20pm Sat 5 Jul 14

monkeyboy70 says...

This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.
This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop. monkeyboy70
  • Score: -30

6:28pm Sat 5 Jul 14

smokintheweed says...

monkeyboy70 wrote:
This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.
Do us all a favour and go away.
[quote][p][bold]monkeyboy70[/bold] wrote: This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.[/p][/quote]Do us all a favour and go away. smokintheweed
  • Score: 22

8:25pm Sat 5 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

monkeyboy70 wrote:
This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.
no i think friars walk will be good all cardiff is is a town modelled on communist russia
[quote][p][bold]monkeyboy70[/bold] wrote: This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.[/p][/quote]no i think friars walk will be good all cardiff is is a town modelled on communist russia scraptheWAG
  • Score: -6

9:47pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Captain Tripps says...

monkeyboy70 wrote:
This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.
Let's hope you are proved wrong then . Come Autumn next year this city will be booming .
[quote][p][bold]monkeyboy70[/bold] wrote: This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.[/p][/quote]Let's hope you are proved wrong then . Come Autumn next year this city will be booming . Captain Tripps
  • Score: 14

12:24am Sun 6 Jul 14

stjulians says...

There isn’t anything or anyone that can doubt about Newport being on the up. What was Cardiff or Bristol before development, nothing. Yes we might be compared to Cardiff but at the end of the day, it’s the Capital City of Wales, so there is no comparison. It’s like comparing London to a surrounding town or City, the argument can not exist. I went to Cardiff today (for no other reason that I had a voucher I had to spend in a designer store) and it was packed. Coming back to Newport was like a completely different world, but Newport can do it. For whatever people say, we’re fickle. Move with the times, give us places to shop and eat and people will go - end of. People complain about Newport having ‘unique’ problems with yobs, come beggars, come people getting drunk come someone stopping us in the street, come any other ‘annoyance’ that someone may have but it isn’t unique to Newport, it happens everywhere. I saw 3 homeless people walking around public areas in Cardiff this afternoon and us, the great race, ignored them all. I refuse to believe that people don’t go into the City Centre because of feeling uncomfortable, or because it’s a ‘dodgy’ place to be; this is an exciting time, I relish seeing the new centre going up, and on no occasion have felt that I needed to leave the centre because of feeling intimidated. I’d love someone to spend £90 mill on my house… but I’ll enjoy the fact that it’s being spent on a centre I live 10 minutes from when it means it’ll benefit me (as should others feel).
There isn’t anything or anyone that can doubt about Newport being on the up. What was Cardiff or Bristol before development, nothing. Yes we might be compared to Cardiff but at the end of the day, it’s the Capital City of Wales, so there is no comparison. It’s like comparing London to a surrounding town or City, the argument can not exist. I went to Cardiff today (for no other reason that I had a voucher I had to spend in a designer store) and it was packed. Coming back to Newport was like a completely different world, but Newport can do it. For whatever people say, we’re fickle. Move with the times, give us places to shop and eat and people will go - end of. People complain about Newport having ‘unique’ problems with yobs, come beggars, come people getting drunk come someone stopping us in the street, come any other ‘annoyance’ that someone may have but it isn’t unique to Newport, it happens everywhere. I saw 3 homeless people walking around public areas in Cardiff this afternoon and us, the great race, ignored them all. I refuse to believe that people don’t go into the City Centre because of feeling uncomfortable, or because it’s a ‘dodgy’ place to be; this is an exciting time, I relish seeing the new centre going up, and on no occasion have felt that I needed to leave the centre because of feeling intimidated. I’d love someone to spend £90 mill on my house… but I’ll enjoy the fact that it’s being spent on a centre I live 10 minutes from when it means it’ll benefit me (as should others feel). stjulians
  • Score: 19

1:05am Sun 6 Jul 14

Howie' says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
monkeyboy70 wrote:
This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.
no i think friars walk will be good all cardiff is is a town modelled on communist russia
Ha ha, I always knew you were a nut job Chris I just did not realise what a headbanger you really are. I spent time in parts of the USSR in the 70's and trust me Cardiff is a model of successful capitalism compared to the depths of depravity that we witnessed over there. You really have led a sheltered life son!
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeyboy70[/bold] wrote: This wouldn't be at all if it was happening in Cardiff for example ! Its all too late, Newport is dead and this friars walk will be a flop.[/p][/quote]no i think friars walk will be good all cardiff is is a town modelled on communist russia[/p][/quote]Ha ha, I always knew you were a nut job Chris I just did not realise what a headbanger you really are. I spent time in parts of the USSR in the 70's and trust me Cardiff is a model of successful capitalism compared to the depths of depravity that we witnessed over there. You really have led a sheltered life son! Howie'
  • Score: 11

11:59am Sun 6 Jul 14

p stani says...

tap wrote:
p stani wrote:
Sad
No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.
Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot.
[quote][p][bold]tap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: Sad[/p][/quote]No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.[/p][/quote]Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot. p stani
  • Score: -17

12:12pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Newportg says...

p stani wrote:
tap wrote:
p stani wrote:
Sad
No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.
Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot.
Why don't you do just that yourself, you moaning whinger!!!
[quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: Sad[/p][/quote]No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.[/p][/quote]Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot.[/p][/quote]Why don't you do just that yourself, you moaning whinger!!! Newportg
  • Score: 10

7:07pm Sun 6 Jul 14

newportrules says...

stjulians wrote:
There isn’t anything or anyone that can doubt about Newport being on the up. What was Cardiff or Bristol before development, nothing. Yes we might be compared to Cardiff but at the end of the day, it’s the Capital City of Wales, so there is no comparison. It’s like comparing London to a surrounding town or City, the argument can not exist. I went to Cardiff today (for no other reason that I had a voucher I had to spend in a designer store) and it was packed. Coming back to Newport was like a completely different world, but Newport can do it. For whatever people say, we’re fickle. Move with the times, give us places to shop and eat and people will go - end of. People complain about Newport having ‘unique’ problems with yobs, come beggars, come people getting drunk come someone stopping us in the street, come any other ‘annoyance’ that someone may have but it isn’t unique to Newport, it happens everywhere. I saw 3 homeless people walking around public areas in Cardiff this afternoon and us, the great race, ignored them all. I refuse to believe that people don’t go into the City Centre because of feeling uncomfortable, or because it’s a ‘dodgy’ place to be; this is an exciting time, I relish seeing the new centre going up, and on no occasion have felt that I needed to leave the centre because of feeling intimidated. I’d love someone to spend £90 mill on my house… but I’ll enjoy the fact that it’s being spent on a centre I live 10 minutes from when it means it’ll benefit me (as should others feel).
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]stjulians[/bold] wrote: There isn’t anything or anyone that can doubt about Newport being on the up. What was Cardiff or Bristol before development, nothing. Yes we might be compared to Cardiff but at the end of the day, it’s the Capital City of Wales, so there is no comparison. It’s like comparing London to a surrounding town or City, the argument can not exist. I went to Cardiff today (for no other reason that I had a voucher I had to spend in a designer store) and it was packed. Coming back to Newport was like a completely different world, but Newport can do it. For whatever people say, we’re fickle. Move with the times, give us places to shop and eat and people will go - end of. People complain about Newport having ‘unique’ problems with yobs, come beggars, come people getting drunk come someone stopping us in the street, come any other ‘annoyance’ that someone may have but it isn’t unique to Newport, it happens everywhere. I saw 3 homeless people walking around public areas in Cardiff this afternoon and us, the great race, ignored them all. I refuse to believe that people don’t go into the City Centre because of feeling uncomfortable, or because it’s a ‘dodgy’ place to be; this is an exciting time, I relish seeing the new centre going up, and on no occasion have felt that I needed to leave the centre because of feeling intimidated. I’d love someone to spend £90 mill on my house… but I’ll enjoy the fact that it’s being spent on a centre I live 10 minutes from when it means it’ll benefit me (as should others feel).[/p][/quote]Well said! newportrules
  • Score: 12

1:37pm Mon 7 Jul 14

tap says...

p stani wrote:
tap wrote:
p stani wrote:
Sad
No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.
Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot.
I have visited many in both USA and Europe, I fail to understand what they have to do with the development of a shoping mall in Newport. Do not know where you live, perhaps not in Newport? I would however, suggest that you are the blinkered one who is unable to see that some good things are happening in Newport. Would it really hurt you to acknowledge that Friars Walk is great news and look forward to it's opening like most sensible posters on this site.
[quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: Sad[/p][/quote]No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.[/p][/quote]Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot.[/p][/quote]I have visited many in both USA and Europe, I fail to understand what they have to do with the development of a shoping mall in Newport. Do not know where you live, perhaps not in Newport? I would however, suggest that you are the blinkered one who is unable to see that some good things are happening in Newport. Would it really hurt you to acknowledge that Friars Walk is great news and look forward to it's opening like most sensible posters on this site. tap
  • Score: 4

2:09pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Good Job No Kids says...

stjulians wrote:
There isn’t anything or anyone that can doubt about Newport being on the up. What was Cardiff or Bristol before development, nothing. Yes we might be compared to Cardiff but at the end of the day, it’s the Capital City of Wales, so there is no comparison. It’s like comparing London to a surrounding town or City, the argument can not exist. I went to Cardiff today (for no other reason that I had a voucher I had to spend in a designer store) and it was packed. Coming back to Newport was like a completely different world, but Newport can do it. For whatever people say, we’re fickle. Move with the times, give us places to shop and eat and people will go - end of. People complain about Newport having ‘unique’ problems with yobs, come beggars, come people getting drunk come someone stopping us in the street, come any other ‘annoyance’ that someone may have but it isn’t unique to Newport, it happens everywhere. I saw 3 homeless people walking around public areas in Cardiff this afternoon and us, the great race, ignored them all. I refuse to believe that people don’t go into the City Centre because of feeling uncomfortable, or because it’s a ‘dodgy’ place to be; this is an exciting time, I relish seeing the new centre going up, and on no occasion have felt that I needed to leave the centre because of feeling intimidated. I’d love someone to spend £90 mill on my house… but I’ll enjoy the fact that it’s being spent on a centre I live 10 minutes from when it means it’ll benefit me (as should others feel).
Would you still love someone spending 90 million on a house that you didn't own but had to be guarantor on the finance?

This is essentially what NCC have done, bankrolled a private sector investment with no guarantee of refinancing.

If it is under occupied when complete and valued at less than hoped, what happens to the shortfall in paying back NCC? Or are they just saddled with the outstanding debt? Some genuine answer on this would be nice before the house of cards starts collapsing.

I'm happy to see progress and development but what will be the true cost?
If QBRE couldn't get financing alone before breaking ground what will have drastically changed the banks opinions come completion?
[quote][p][bold]stjulians[/bold] wrote: There isn’t anything or anyone that can doubt about Newport being on the up. What was Cardiff or Bristol before development, nothing. Yes we might be compared to Cardiff but at the end of the day, it’s the Capital City of Wales, so there is no comparison. It’s like comparing London to a surrounding town or City, the argument can not exist. I went to Cardiff today (for no other reason that I had a voucher I had to spend in a designer store) and it was packed. Coming back to Newport was like a completely different world, but Newport can do it. For whatever people say, we’re fickle. Move with the times, give us places to shop and eat and people will go - end of. People complain about Newport having ‘unique’ problems with yobs, come beggars, come people getting drunk come someone stopping us in the street, come any other ‘annoyance’ that someone may have but it isn’t unique to Newport, it happens everywhere. I saw 3 homeless people walking around public areas in Cardiff this afternoon and us, the great race, ignored them all. I refuse to believe that people don’t go into the City Centre because of feeling uncomfortable, or because it’s a ‘dodgy’ place to be; this is an exciting time, I relish seeing the new centre going up, and on no occasion have felt that I needed to leave the centre because of feeling intimidated. I’d love someone to spend £90 mill on my house… but I’ll enjoy the fact that it’s being spent on a centre I live 10 minutes from when it means it’ll benefit me (as should others feel).[/p][/quote]Would you still love someone spending 90 million on a house that you didn't own but had to be guarantor on the finance? This is essentially what NCC have done, bankrolled a private sector investment with no guarantee of refinancing. If it is under occupied when complete and valued at less than hoped, what happens to the shortfall in paying back NCC? Or are they just saddled with the outstanding debt? Some genuine answer on this would be nice before the house of cards starts collapsing. I'm happy to see progress and development but what will be the true cost? If QBRE couldn't get financing alone before breaking ground what will have drastically changed the banks opinions come completion? Good Job No Kids
  • Score: -4

2:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

p stani says...

tap wrote:
p stani wrote:
tap wrote:
p stani wrote:
Sad
No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.
Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot.
I have visited many in both USA and Europe, I fail to understand what they have to do with the development of a shoping mall in Newport. Do not know where you live, perhaps not in Newport? I would however, suggest that you are the blinkered one who is unable to see that some good things are happening in Newport. Would it really hurt you to acknowledge that Friars Walk is great news and look forward to it's opening like most sensible posters on this site.
Wow a couple of High Street brand shops,and some over priced fast food chains,come on get real, you start with good quality roads and clean streets,good street lighting etc,walk around the town and open your eyes,it is filthy,
[quote][p][bold]tap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]p stani[/bold] wrote: Sad[/p][/quote]No where near as sad as your comment. Why do these pathetic individuals continue to post such negative comments when something good is happening in Newport.[/p][/quote]Go and visit some really Cities in the States or across Europe you blinkered idiot.[/p][/quote]I have visited many in both USA and Europe, I fail to understand what they have to do with the development of a shoping mall in Newport. Do not know where you live, perhaps not in Newport? I would however, suggest that you are the blinkered one who is unable to see that some good things are happening in Newport. Would it really hurt you to acknowledge that Friars Walk is great news and look forward to it's opening like most sensible posters on this site.[/p][/quote]Wow a couple of High Street brand shops,and some over priced fast food chains,come on get real, you start with good quality roads and clean streets,good street lighting etc,walk around the town and open your eyes,it is filthy, p stani
  • Score: -7
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