The Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan has today welcomed the announcement that Newport councillors have approved plans to regenerate John Frost Square in the city centre.
The £100m Friar’s Walk development will include a new shopping centre, cinema and restaurants and will create over a thousand new jobs in the area.
Mrs Gillan said:
“This investment is excellent news for Newport.
“This is a game-changer for the city and is crucial to creating employment opportunities and sustaining small and medium sized businesses.
“I would hope that this new development will serve as a catalyst to attract further private sector investment into Newport, that will help to build a stronger economy, promote local business and support jobs. I look forward to seeing these exciting new plans come to fruition.”