Work To Restore Historic Arcade Has Resumed

Work To Restore Historic Arcade Has Resumed

Saturday 8th Aug 2020

A Newport City Council led project to breathe new life into a 19th century arcade has restarted after being paused because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Specialist contractors Anthony A Davies have been able to resume work in Market Arcade and are following all the necessary safety requirements.

Funding was secured from the Heritage Fund, Cadw and Welsh Government to restore the arcade that runs from High Street to Market Street.

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: "While the delay was unavoidable, I'm really pleased that work has started again on a scheme that is set to make such a difference to the arcade and this area of the city centre.

"I would like to add that we appreciate the involvement of all the owners because without their continued cooperation and goodwill the regeneration scheme would not be able to progress.

"I would also like to thank the Heritage Fund and the lottery players who contribute to the fund as well as members of the community who contributed to the project."

The work includes the restoration of the shopfronts and refurbishment of the glazed canopy.

Find out more about the project here