'Interface' obtains approval
Published: 13 July, 2016
Planning consent granted for phase two of Scarborough’s Newport development
International real estate investor the Scarborough Group International (SGI) announced that it has received planning consent from Newport City Council of its £30 million phase 2 development of the Station Quarter in Newport, South Wales.
Phase 2 will include a 45,000 sq ft grade A office building across five levels which will be named ‘Interface’. There will be complementary leisure and ground floor retail facing a new public plaza. Located opposite Newport Train Station, the scheme will add to the success of the Station Quarter development and will be situated in a highly accessible location for pedestrian, vehicle and public transport.
Scarborough completed the first phase of the redevelopment, Admiral House in May 2014, comprising 80,644 sq ft of office accommodation let to Admiral Insurance, with the capacity to accommodate some 1,200 staff, along with 28,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space. The Gym Group is now open and other potential uses include bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
Kate Howe, associate director, Scarborough group, said: “The Interface development will build upon the success we have already enjoyed at Station Quarter, adding much needed capacity to this strategic location. This second phase of the development demonstrates our commitment to developing in Newport, a dynamic city which has a growing prominence as a place to live, shop and work.”