This month, the giant mechanical clock, which once stood in the centre of Newport’s John Frost Square, was re-assembled at its permanent new home on the Queensway roundabout outside St. Modwen’s Glan Llyn development in Newport. The relocation and re-purposing of this iconic clock was fully funded and delivered by St. Modwen in agreement with Newport
Councillor Ken Critchley, Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said:
“In this game-changing year for Newport, it is timely to see the Newport clock back on display and acting as a landmark for one of the city’s largest regeneration projects. It can now be found on the roundabout at the Glan Llyn development, a 4,000 home community which will reshape the city’s eastern gateway over the next 20 years.
“It is a piece of artwork that many residents took fondly to their heart. Over the years it has travelled from Newport to Ebbw Vale and back again, and we’re delighted that in partnership with St. Modwen, Newport City Council has been able to find a permanent new home for this iconic sculpture.
“We’d also like to thank Associated British Ports in Newport for storing the clock while it was decided where the new home for it should be. It has been rewarding to see how many different groups across the city have all contributed to the resurgence of this impressive timepiece”.
Rupert Joseland, Regional Director for St. Modwen in Wales said:
‘As land owner and developer at the £1 billion Glan Llyn development it was a easy decision for us to make to fund the restoration of this much loved clock. The clock will take pride of place outside the development and welcome people to Glan Llyn for years to come.’
The Glan Llyn project is being developed by St. Modwen using a phased approach delivering 4,000 new homes and 6,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. The 600 acre former Llanwern Steelworks site will provide a range of facilities including a new local centre offering leisure and retail space supported by new education facilities all surrounded by 80 acres of extensive open parkland.
For more information on Glan Llyn, visit www.glanllyn-newport.co.uk. For more information on St. Modwen Homes’ current sites, its house designs and how the developer can help you buy a new home, visit www.stmodwenhomes.co.uk.