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The UK’s leading regeneration specialist, St. Modwen has released concept images of its flagship scheme in Newport, South Wales, illustrating the transformation envisaged for the new £1bn sustainable community.   

One of the most significant regeneration projects currently underway in Newport and South Wales, Glan Llyn 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 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. 

Situated in a strategic location at the main gateway into South Wales, the former Llanwern Steelworks site will feature its own 100 acre business area, Celtic Business Park, making it a major provider of new office, industrial and warehouse space. St. Modwen has also made a multi-million pound commitment to develop and improve infrastructure, with new access roads planned to and from the site. 

Rupert Joseland, South Wales Regional Director for St. Modwen, commented:  “What these latest concept shots illustrate is our commitment and ambition to deliver a sustainable community that will stand the test of time for generations to come.  This new community is recognised as a major part of the urban regeneration company, Newport Unlimited’s wider £2bn regeneration programme and we are committed to working with Newport City Council and partners to realise significant new opportunities to regenerate Newport, Wales’ youngest city.”

*Newport Unlimited’s Head of Regeneration, Hamish Munro commented: “St. Modwen is delivering an incredibly exciting regeneration project which is set to become a thriving new community and business hub for Newport, providing a welcome boost to the economy in the short, medium and longer terms. The re-invigoration of the eastern gateway has always been an important part of our vision for the city and the significant numbers of new homes, schools, community facilities and shops proposed, together with high quality public parks and open spaces will be instrumental in attracting further investment into the city. The first phase of homes already delivered is an important milestone as it showcases how much Newport has to offer as a vibrant and well-located place to live and work.”

The first phase of housing delivered by joint venture partner Persimmon, comprising 178 Persimmon and 129 Charles Church Homes have already been launched to the market ready for occupancy, with 91 properties sold and majority occupied. The properties include a range of two, three and four bedroom homes and town houses. 

Glyn Mabey, Regional Chairman for Wales of Persimmon Homes, commented:“Glan Llyn is a flagship development for Persimmon Homes and our East Wales team are extremely pleased about the progress which has been made to date. We will be creating desirable properties which offer something for everyone – from 2-bedroom coach houses perfect for first time buyers and young couples, to 5-bedroom luxury homes.”

Councillor John Richards, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, commented:“This is an exciting time for Newport, with people starting to see the benefits of St. Modwen and Persimmon’s contribution and investment in terms of the homes and business opportunities that are being created here. I look forward to seeing this thriving new community continue to succeed.”Glan Llyn is one of four regeneration schemes currently underway by St. Modwen in South Wales helping to bring a predicted £3bn investment over the next 20-25 years. In Neath Port Talbot, St. Modwen is also re-developing three major former BP sites into new employment, residential and employment schemes, including the £1.2bn Coed Darcy development in Neath and the new £450m Science and Innovation Campus with Swansea University.

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