Former Newport post sorting office to deliver new office space

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A FORMER Royal Mail sorting office in Newport looks set to be turned into 50,000 sq ft of new office space.

Newport Council’s Planning Committee has backed a proposal by developer Garrison Barclay Estates to transform the property at 22-29 Mill Street in the south east Wales city.

The fifth, sixth and part of the ground floor will be demolished as part of the scheme which will also provide 84 parking spaces.

The one acre site was used by the Royal Mail until 1999 and subsequently taken over by local company Industrial Automation & Control (IAC).

New cladding and glazing will be added to the reconfigured building which will have three storeys of office floor space in an open plan arrangement, with the reception and lift access located on the ground floor.

Council officers told councillors – who unanimously supported the scheme – that “provision of a refurbished premises in a location with excellent transport links accords with the key drivers for office development and the aspirations of the city to move itself up the value chain.”

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