Kingsway Centre, Newport
As part of a £33 million project, Colman Architects have completed a refurbishment and extension to the Kingsway Centre, Newport, for our client UBS Global Asset Management Ltd.
Colman Architects undertook a complete review of the 200,000 sq ft centre, its retail offer, circulation, entrances and interior design, reconfiguring and redesigning the interiors to create a contemporary and fresh look to the centre, providing visitors with a modern shopping experience.
The project included sites for two anchor stores, one being a new 60,000 sq ft Wilkinson Store which is now the largest in the UK. The review of the existing centre created 25,000 sq ft of new retail space, new entrances opened up the sightlines giving a clean, bright space and provided a central area where people could meet. The installation of a glazed roof provides improved daylighting and focuses a large open area for a café. The failed lower ground level has been reconfigured into new retail units trading from the Mall.
Colman Architects gained an award in the category of ‘Best New Car Park’ at the British Parking Awards 2010. The new safer and brighter car park of concrete and stainless steel, providing space for 1050 cars, was completed and opened to the public on 31st July 2009.