SEVEN years ago there was great delight in Newport when Admiral House was officially opened for business.

The office block, opposite the city's railway station, had been built especially for the insurance firm, to its exact requirements, with the aim of moving staff previously based at Langstone Business Park into the heart of the city.

But this week we learned that Admiral now has plans to consolidate its property holdings, which will see the Newport office close in 2023.

READ MORE: Admiral to close Newport branch as part of 'consolidation'

We've been back through our archives to bring you a selection of pictures of the building and opening of this city centre office block.

Click through the gallery above to see all the pictures.