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Redevelopment plans for Newport campus make waves

Words: Roger Milne
Caerleon Campus / University of South Wales

The proposed redevelopment of the University of South Wales’s former Caerleon campus has taken a key step forward now that a hybrid planning application has been prepared for submission to Newport City Council.

The planning application has been prepared by property and planning consultancy Alder King.

The campus includes an Edwardian main building dating back to 1912, a teaching facility completed in 2007, a sports building and student accommodation blocks.

Under the plans many of the existing buildings will be converted for residential use with more than 260 new houses also set to be built.

The proposals seek full planning consent for the conversion of the main building to provide 42 flats, as well as residential accommodation in the TJ Webley building, Ty Hywel building and Felthorpe house. A listed building application has also been lodged for this element.

Outline plans for the construction of 263 homes on the site of the former student halls and teaching buildings are involved. About 2,416 square metres of flexible business space will also be created in the Kegie building. The existing rugby pitches and College Road gate piers will be retained under the redevelopment proposals.

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