FRIAR'S WALK: Hope for other schemes

South Wales Argus: STILL ON TRACK: An artist’s impression of Newport’s city centre university campus STILL ON TRACK: An artist’s impression of Newport’s city centre university campus

FRIAR'S Walk was one of the victims of the credit crunch along with The Edge, a housing development on the riverfront, and some other residential schemes.

Another Modus project, the £87 million City Spires which was to include a 29-storey tower block, leisure and retail facilities on the site of the Cambrian Retail Centre, was shelved.

But work to regenerate Newport has not come to a complete standstill.

Boulevarding along Kingsway, the footbridge and fountains have transformed that area, work on the riverside park and walk is progressing, a number of residential developments on the waterfront are selling and work on the university's city centre campus is progressing well.

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2:31pm Wed 10 Jun 09

ken ash says...

A footbridge and fountains don't provide money and neither does a riverside park and walk. The resisential developments provide cash for the developers and the university campus for the university.
This redevelopment was doomed because, over the years, all parts of the council didn't have a clue what they were doing. And, rather than this rag trumpeting that there is still hope, it ought to report the REAL facts - like that magazine they produced about three months ago saying that, despite the credit crunch, we were still 'on course'.
Just shows that all of you - the Argus, council and others - are deluded.
A footbridge and fountains don't provide money and neither does a riverside park and walk. The resisential developments provide cash for the developers and the university campus for the university. This redevelopment was doomed because, over the years, all parts of the council didn't have a clue what they were doing. And, rather than this rag trumpeting that there is still hope, it ought to report the REAL facts - like that magazine they produced about three months ago saying that, despite the credit crunch, we were still 'on course'. Just shows that all of you - the Argus, council and others - are deluded. ken ash
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4:32pm Wed 10 Jun 09

jono port says...

MORE SPIN yet again
MORE SPIN yet again jono port
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4:36pm Wed 10 Jun 09

Dave on his Soapbox says...

...well one of the board members of Newport Unlimited is an Argus Editor...so there may be some bias possibly...or not.....after all someone is hardly going to be self critical are they?
...well one of the board members of Newport Unlimited is an Argus Editor...so there may be some bias possibly...or not.....after all someone is hardly going to be self critical are they? Dave on his Soapbox
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5:34pm Wed 10 Jun 09

The Abrogator says...

Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
...well one of the board members of Newport Unlimited is an Argus Editor...so there may be some bias possibly...or not.....after all someone is hardly going to be self critical are they?
It's an appalling conflict of interest which flies of in the face of journalist impartiality.

I tell you, it's a good life at The Argus - if you're part of the editor's gang of chums that is.
[quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: ...well one of the board members of Newport Unlimited is an Argus Editor...so there may be some bias possibly...or not.....after all someone is hardly going to be self critical are they?[/p][/quote]It's an appalling conflict of interest which flies of in the face of journalist impartiality. I tell you, it's a good life at The Argus - if you're part of the editor's gang of chums that is. The Abrogator
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6:26pm Wed 10 Jun 09

Bobevans says...

Never mind John Lewis in Cardif is near to completion. They do things differently in Cardiff. It' very noval. They actually finish projects.

http://www.johnlewis
cardiff.com/en-gb/ne
ws/may-update.aspx
Never mind John Lewis in Cardif is near to completion. They do things differently in Cardiff. It' very noval. They actually finish projects. http://www.johnlewis cardiff.com/en-gb/ne ws/may-update.aspx Bobevans
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11:22am Thu 11 Jun 09

The Rabbit says...

I don't thint thia will ever catch on in Newport Bob.
I don't thint thia will ever catch on in Newport Bob. The Rabbit
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11:24am Thu 11 Jun 09

The Rabbit says...

I don't think this will ever catch on in Newport Bob.
(got the spelling right this time)
I don't think this will ever catch on in Newport Bob. (got the spelling right this time) The Rabbit
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