Friars Walk

Client:  Queensberry Estate
Location:  Newport, UK
Size:  390,000 sq ft
Status:  Completed

Friars Walk helped revitalise Newport, bringing footfall to the city and encouraging growth of independent businesses that flourish alongside the centre. It supports neighbouring centre, Kingsway, benefiting from increased traffic and provides a much needed night time economy with cinema, restaurants and social public spaces.

f.r.a. helped to realise the potential by connecting it to the city, promoting the offer to locals and a new audience, helping change perceptions of Newport. We provided a full turn-key service from wayfinding strategy and design through to project management of the bi-lingual signage scheme.

We worked with stakeholders Newport Council to ensure we stitched the scheme to the wider city, dovetailing the surrounding edges, streets and spaces for seamless wayfinding.

The scheme won Best New Centre at Revo 2016 and was sold by Queensberry on behalf of the council to Talisker in 2017.


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