Newport market is set to reopen this week after a multi-million pound redevelopment. The Grade-II listed indoor market has been undergoing a major refurbishment and is due to open to the public this Saturday, March 19.
The revamp, by developers Loft Co, is one of the largest market developments in Europe and includes a food court and bar on the ground floor, 70 workspaces, refurbished market stalls, a gym and a rooftop garden. Lifestyle units on the market’s mezzanine first floor will also include spaces for barbers, hairdressers, nail bars, podiatrists and physiotherapists. Developers, Loft Co, are also behind projects including Tramshed and the award winning buildings The Pumphouse and Jennings.
The main Market hall has been completely transformed with the central area hosting a food market while preserving the produce market around the perimeter. There will be a huge range of cuisine on offer, all local businesses, from Greek to Italian, Thai street food and plenty of cakes and sweet treats – and will become a bookable restaurant during the evenings. The ground floor will have capacity for around 400 people in total.
Featuring some familiar names from the old market as well as a host of exciting new traders including Friends in Knead, Seven Lucky Gods, Rogue Welshcakes, Flour & Ash. The building’s long-awaited reopening marks the end of a long battle to secure its long-term future following years of decline.
The building will be open seven days a week until 10pm and host events for between 50 and 250 people, including conferences and weddings on the first floor. Office space on that floor has been taken up by Tramshed Tech, a bar and a wellness studio offering yoga and pilates.
Robert Freeman, Ellis Williams 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”.