Newport Unlimited

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Newport Unlimited
Newport Unlimited logo.png
Formation 2002
Extinction 2013
Type Public/private partnership
Legal status Corporation
Purpose Urban regeneration
Headquarters 1 Gold Tops, Newport, NP20 4PG
Region served City of Newport
Chief Executive Andrew George[1]

Newport Unlimited was an Urban Regeneration Company created in 2003 to help counter the impacts of the decline in heavy industry and manufacturing in the city of Newport, South Wales. It was initially given a 10-year lifespan. [2]

The company was founded by Newport City Council and the Welsh Government. During its tenure it contributed to attracting £230 million of private investment to the area.[2] It was credited with the transformation of the city's river frontage and attracting the Ryder Cup golf tournament to Newport in 2010.[2] The company's role was extended by a further year in 2012.

In January 2013 a leaked report showed that the company's funding would cease in April 2013, with the city council believing it could save money by bringing the work in-house.[3] In October 2013 Newport Council made a bid for funds from the Welsh Government to enable the council to continue the regeneration process.[2]

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  1. ^ "George to run Newport Unlimited". Insider Media Ltd. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2014. Andrew George has been named as interim chief executive at Newport Unlimited... He replaces Gareth Beer... 
  2. ^ a b c d Hall, Rupert (25 October 2013). "Newport gears up for next phase of regeneration". Wales Online. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Deans, David (17 January 2013). "Axe hangs over Newport regeneration firm". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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