Friars Walk countdown

Countdown to 12 November opening for Newport's new retail & leisure development

8 October 2015

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10,000 sq ft of new lettings at Friars Walk have brought Queensberry’s retail and leisure development in Newport to 85% let, with less than five weeks to go before it opens on 12 November. Retailers Jack and Jones, Tiger and The Body Shop, have signed up joining Next, H&M, Top Shop, New Look and River Island, plus a 95,000 sq ft Debenhams store.

The restaurant section is now fully let with Wagamama taking space alongside Prezzo and GBK. Huw Thomas, Director of Retail and joint retail agent on the scheme with Lunson Mitchenall and Nick Young & Co, said “Friars Walk is going to make a big difference to Newport's fortunes and there is huge anticipation building ahead of the launch date.”

I have worked with Jeremy Symons over the past three years successfully leasing and buying property in support of my business. I continue to be very pleased with his knowledge of the market and expertise. Our relationship over this time has resulted in acquiring 20,000 sq ft at Capital Business Park in Cardiff, leasing 11,000 sq ft at Southpoint, and subsequently leasing an initial 42,000 sq ft at Parc Bedwas, followed by a succession of expansions of a further 11,000 and then 47,000 sq ft, enabling us to centralise all of our operations at Parc Bedwas in a single 100,000 sq ft facility. The acquisitions were completed at the perfect time for tenant purposes and the rent fixed throughout the term at very economical rates. A job well done.

Bob James, Aerfin