Admiral granted planning permission for new building in Newport

Admiral has achieved an unanimous decision from the Newport City Council and their planners to proceed with the new build in Newport city centre. This keeps Admiral on target to complete the building during December 2013 and to move employees into the site in early 2014.

The new 77,000 sq ft office building will have excellent train and bus links and access to local amenities and demonstrates Admiral's commitment to Newport and South Wales.

The building will include:

  • 6 floors of approximately 200 people per floor
  • Selection of meeting rooms on each floor
  • Chill out areas on each floor with microwave and sink
  • 230 on site car park spaces
  • Dedicated on site cycle parking
  • On site showers and changing facilities
  • On site cafe/restaurant
  • Cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets as part of the wider development
  • Prominent city centre location close to local amenities, car parking, bus and train services

Huw Llewellyn, head of property for Admiral Group, said, "This is great news for Admiral and for the city of Newport. Since opening our Newport office in 2008 we have grown a committed and talented workforce and it has been a real success story for the company.

"This is an exciting development and the new building will house some fantastic features which will underpin our unique working culture; chill out areas on each floor, a staff restaurant, on-site car parking and staff shower and changing facilities. Local amenities are also included in the overall development which will benefit from the increased footfall from our employees, and easy access to both bus and train services will benefit our employees greatly and make us more accessible to future recruits.

"The new building in Newport city centre cements Admiral's commitment to Newport and South Wales and follows continued growth in Cardiff and Swansea over the last 12 months."

Admiral employs 490 people in Newport, currently based in two offices at Langstone Business Park and moving to the new location gives Admiral the chance to grow should the company need to.