Kingsway Shopping Centre

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Kingsway Centre
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Location Newport, Wales
Coordinates 51°35′09″N2°59′33″W / 51.5859°N 2.9926°W / 51.5859; -2.9926 Coordinates: 51°35′09″N2°59′33″W / 51.5859°N 2.9926°W / 51.5859; -2.9926
Opening date1968
DeveloperSovereign Land and
Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust
OwnerBywater Properties and
Queensberry Real Estate
Total retail floor area 290,000 sq ft (27,000 m2)
No. of floors2/3
Website kingswaycentre.com

The Kingsway Shopping Centre is an under-cover shopping centre in Newport city centre, Wales. The northern entrance is on John Frost Square adjoining the Friars Walk shopping and leisure complex. The east entrance is off Commercial Street and the west entrance off the A4042 Kingsway. The centre is a short walk from the high street shops of Commercial Street and High Street. Newport railway station is also a short walk away.

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Newport city centre human settlement in United Kingdom

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Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

The Kingsway car park has over 1000 spaces and the adjacent Friars Walk car park holds 350 cars, both accessed from the A4042 Kingsway.

Kingsway Centre includes a range of high street and privately owned shops. It is adjoining Newport Museum, Art Gallery and Central Library and it is close to Newport bus station. [1] Kingsway Centre underwent a refurbishment and extension during 2007 and 2008. [2]

Newport Museum

Newport Museum and Art Gallery is a museum, library and art gallery in the city of Newport, South Wales. It is located in Newport city centre on John Frost Square and is adjoined to the Kingsway Shopping Centre.

Newport bus station

Newport Central bus station is a bus terminus and interchange located in the city centre, Newport, South Wales. It is the largest road transport hub for public services in the county. It is situated on the Newport Market site and the adjacent Friars Walk site.

In October 2014 the centre was bought by Bywater Properties and Queensberry Real Estate, the developers of Friars Walk. [3]

Stores

As of January 2016, some of the shops at the centre include B&M Bargains, F. Hinds, Poundland, Peacocks, Wilko

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Wilko (retailer) British retail chain

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References

  1. "Library locations | Newport City Council". Newport.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. "Newport City News - City Centre Redevelopment". Newport.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. Kingsway centre new owners