See the latest pictures of Friars Walk in Newport

See the latest pictures of Friars Walk in Newport

See the latest pictures of Friars Walk in Newport

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WE'LL be keeping you up-to-date with the latest pictures of the Friars Walk development takes shape and transforms Newport's city centre.

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4:13pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Walter Devereux says...

Looking good! Progress should be swift with steel erection.
Looking good! Progress should be swift with steel erection. Walter Devereux
  • Score: 29

4:33pm Wed 25 Jun 14

33daverave says...

Can't wait to go browsing in Debenhams.
Then go home and buy cheaper online.
Can't wait to go browsing in Debenhams. Then go home and buy cheaper online. 33daverave
  • Score: -42

4:59pm Wed 25 Jun 14

MERoden says...

It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this.

As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children.

By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that.

I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport.
It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this. As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children. By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that. I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport. MERoden
  • Score: 76

6:24pm Wed 25 Jun 14

newportrules says...

MERoden wrote:
It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this.

As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children.

By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that.

I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport.
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]MERoden[/bold] wrote: It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this. As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children. By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that. I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport.[/p][/quote]Well said! newportrules
  • Score: 32

8:04pm Wed 25 Jun 14

sperduti says...

newportrules wrote:
MERoden wrote:
It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this.

As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children.

By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that.

I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport.
Well said!
i agree to but it is long over due we should have had all these nice shops etc years ago , cwmbran is only a town but it has had a lovely shopping area for years and years and FREE parking too, we will get FREE parking when the shops are up and running??
[quote][p][bold]newportrules[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MERoden[/bold] wrote: It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this. As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children. By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that. I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport.[/p][/quote]Well said![/p][/quote]i agree to but it is long over due we should have had all these nice shops etc years ago , cwmbran is only a town but it has had a lovely shopping area for years and years and FREE parking too, we will get FREE parking when the shops are up and running?? sperduti
  • Score: -9

8:11pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Foxyboy3rd says...

Really glad to have read that they are cracking on with Debenhams' first , so that it will be ready on time to meet the terms of the contract and not lumber the Ratepayers with a massive debt.
Really glad to have read that they are cracking on with Debenhams' first , so that it will be ready on time to meet the terms of the contract and not lumber the Ratepayers with a massive debt. Foxyboy3rd
  • Score: 9

8:22pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Foxyboy3rd says...

You can't in fairness compare Newport with Cwmbran , as Newport is a Victorian town centre crammed between Stow hill and the River, while Cwmbran is a modern purpose built shopping centre, with all the advantages of a greenfield site built as part of a new town.
You can't in fairness compare Newport with Cwmbran , as Newport is a Victorian town centre crammed between Stow hill and the River, while Cwmbran is a modern purpose built shopping centre, with all the advantages of a greenfield site built as part of a new town. Foxyboy3rd
  • Score: 11

9:16pm Wed 25 Jun 14

KarloMarko says...

Why is the Potters still standing? One good swing with those steel balls on a crane....mind you God knows what would run out! Or who.
Why is the Potters still standing? One good swing with those steel balls on a crane....mind you God knows what would run out! Or who. KarloMarko
  • Score: -10

9:24pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

They seem to be making good progress - let's hope all the hard work pays off.
They seem to be making good progress - let's hope all the hard work pays off. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 15

9:53pm Wed 25 Jun 14

jazzyjab says...

I have lived in Newport for 2.5 years and I have been to Cwmbran only twice in thatgtime, it is a soulless, boxy place and I will not go there again, even if there is free parking. We get far too hung up on parking, at the end of the day, if there is something to see, buy, eat, meet, i will happily pay. I am v excited about our new developments, let's not forget Wildings investment, and a Pandora shop newly opened, this wouldn't have happened with Friars Walk. Bring it on...
I have lived in Newport for 2.5 years and I have been to Cwmbran only twice in thatgtime, it is a soulless, boxy place and I will not go there again, even if there is free parking. We get far too hung up on parking, at the end of the day, if there is something to see, buy, eat, meet, i will happily pay. I am v excited about our new developments, let's not forget Wildings investment, and a Pandora shop newly opened, this wouldn't have happened with Friars Walk. Bring it on... jazzyjab
  • Score: 28

11:15pm Wed 25 Jun 14

NakedDancer says...

Foxyboy3rd wrote:
You can't in fairness compare Newport with Cwmbran , as Newport is a Victorian town centre crammed between Stow hill and the River, while Cwmbran is a modern purpose built shopping centre, with all the advantages of a greenfield site built as part of a new town.
Indeed, Cwmbran is only a shopping mall wholly owned by Prudential and opened in 1959 so hardly modern. Newport has many lovely buildings but as a city centre needs to attract non retail businesses, bars/restaurants and shopping trade from the private sector.
[quote][p][bold]Foxyboy3rd[/bold] wrote: You can't in fairness compare Newport with Cwmbran , as Newport is a Victorian town centre crammed between Stow hill and the River, while Cwmbran is a modern purpose built shopping centre, with all the advantages of a greenfield site built as part of a new town.[/p][/quote]Indeed, Cwmbran is only a shopping mall wholly owned by Prudential and opened in 1959 so hardly modern. Newport has many lovely buildings but as a city centre needs to attract non retail businesses, bars/restaurants and shopping trade from the private sector. NakedDancer
  • Score: 7

9:33am Thu 26 Jun 14

Turv01 says...

Yup. More bars. That's what Newport needs. Not enough stinking drinking holes for people to fall out of.......
Yup. More bars. That's what Newport needs. Not enough stinking drinking holes for people to fall out of....... Turv01
  • Score: -3

11:46am Thu 26 Jun 14

rodneyparader says...

sperduti wrote:
newportrules wrote:
MERoden wrote:
It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this.

As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children.

By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that.

I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport.
Well said!
i agree to but it is long over due we should have had all these nice shops etc years ago , cwmbran is only a town but it has had a lovely shopping area for years and years and FREE parking too, we will get FREE parking when the shops are up and running??
Why are people still going on about FREE parking? Kingsway is free for 2 hours, at the moment that suits most people to pop into town. It is only £1 for the whole evening if using the Dolman or Riverfront. Hardly worth the arguement is it? I'm sure the developers and NCC will be aware of peoples concerns around parking and will plan for that. I for one would be happy to pay the current £2 for 5 hours parking at Kingsway.

One thing I would like to ask, is the new development private land? (ie, Security could ask people to move on and ban sales people)
[quote][p][bold]sperduti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]newportrules[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MERoden[/bold] wrote: It is looking good. This is all good progress. When the new shopping centre opens, I will be one of the first customers in there buying something from Debenhams and having a meal in one of the nice restaurants there. I am really excited about this. As for you 33daverave, if you are going to be so mean, you should go and live somewhere else. Just remember that all this development is creating jobs and when the store opens too, long term jobs. This is all valuable employment for you or any of your future children. By the way, not everything online is cheaper. For instance, I tried to buy a text book once from Amazon, but I was shocked by their delivery charges. They were charging £8 for delivery. The book was £24 + £8 = £32 in total. I then found the same book for £25 in Waterstone bookshop in Newport City Centre. I could have saved myself £7. That was only the first time I ever used Amazon, and it will be the last. I will NEVER buy from Amazon again. They have also been caught out tax dodging. I don't support companies like that. I am a city centre supporter and everyone in Newport needs to start supporting all the development that is taking place in the city centre. Newport is definitely on the UP. Newport was good in the past and it can be good again. We all need to be more positive. There has been more good positive press about Newport this year than any other year. That is a good sign. Newport Council and the developers are trying to get the message out that Newport is improving, and it is. So come on, support Newport.[/p][/quote]Well said![/p][/quote]i agree to but it is long over due we should have had all these nice shops etc years ago , cwmbran is only a town but it has had a lovely shopping area for years and years and FREE parking too, we will get FREE parking when the shops are up and running??[/p][/quote]Why are people still going on about FREE parking? Kingsway is free for 2 hours, at the moment that suits most people to pop into town. It is only £1 for the whole evening if using the Dolman or Riverfront. Hardly worth the arguement is it? I'm sure the developers and NCC will be aware of peoples concerns around parking and will plan for that. I for one would be happy to pay the current £2 for 5 hours parking at Kingsway. One thing I would like to ask, is the new development private land? (ie, Security could ask people to move on and ban sales people) rodneyparader
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Thu 26 Jun 14

p stani says...

Is this item a wind up.
Is this item a wind up. p stani
  • Score: -11

3:41pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Newportg says...

Turv01 wrote:
Yup. More bars. That's what Newport needs. Not enough stinking drinking holes for people to fall out of.......
Moaning whinger!!!
[quote][p][bold]Turv01[/bold] wrote: Yup. More bars. That's what Newport needs. Not enough stinking drinking holes for people to fall out of.......[/p][/quote]Moaning whinger!!! Newportg
  • Score: 3

11:00pm Thu 26 Jun 14

portman says...

At least 2 hrs free parking is a must !and it's about time kingsway pulled it's finger out and let some units out .
At least 2 hrs free parking is a must !and it's about time kingsway pulled it's finger out and let some units out . portman
  • Score: 0

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