Kingsway Centre, Newport

Value: £33,000,000

Size: 290,000 sq./ft

Completion Date: July 2009

Client: UBS Global Asset Management

Sector: Retail

Project Team: Simon Hastings


As part of a £33 million project, Colman Architects completed a refurbishment and extension to the Kingsway Centre, Newport, for our client UBS Global Asset Management Ltd.


Colman Architects undertook a complete review of the 200,000 sq./ft centre, its retail offer, circulation, entrances and interior design.

The reconfiguration and redesign of the interiors created contemporary and fresh look to the centre, providing visitors with a modern shopping experience.

The project included sites for two anchor stores, one being a new Wilkinson ‘Wilko’ store. The review of the existing centre created 25,000 sq ft of new retail space, new entrances opened up the sightlines giving a clean, bright space and provided a central area where people could meet. The installation of a glazed roof provided improved daylighting and focused a large, open area for a café. The failed lower ground level was reconfigured into new retail units trading from the Mall.

Colman Architects gained an award in the category of ‘Best New Car Park’ at the British Parking Awards for the new, safer and brighter car park of concrete and stainless steel, providing space for 1050 cars.