Winning projects have been revealed for the 2023 Civic Trust Awards, Pro-Tem Awards, AABC Conservation Awards and Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design. Newport Market is one of the projects selected from over 250 national and international entries.
Newport Market reopened in March 2022 following a multi-million pound redevelopment by developers Loft Co. Steeped in rich history Newport Market opened in 1889 it has been central to Newport life for over 150 years. Originally, a bustling community of market gardeners, farmers, allotment growers and butchers the market had become more vacant over time and needed new life breathing into it to ensure its continued operation.
The regeneration has given the Grade-II listed market a brighter and more sustainable future by revamping the existing historical structure with a contemporary interior and showcasing a diverse mix of independent traders and unique spaces to create a vibrant community hub – a market for the 21st century.
Situated in the heart of Newport the Grade II listed indoor market is Europe’s biggest indoor market regeneration. Offering a unique shopping experience and a diverse community of food & drink traders, independent stalls, lifestyle units and spaces to do business – all packed under one historic roof. With a mix of the old and a sprinkle of the new, this impressive Victorian structure retains nearly all of its striking historical features making it the perfect place to explore, meet, eat, drink and shop. The Market also boasts a unique events space situated on the mezzanine floor and also includes spaces for barbers, hairdressers, nail bars, podiatrists and physiotherapists.
Robert Freeman, Ellis Williams Design Director said “I am proud to have been part of Newport Market restoration & rebirth and it is great to see this vital part of the city centre reopen to the public and be recognised by the Civic Trust Awards”.