Electrification project to bring 100 jobs to Newport
The letting of the former Newport Unlimited headquarters on Gold Tops for a rail electrification project is set to bring 100 jobs to the city's professional district.
Norwich House was let as a single unit to Network Rail and ABC Electrification Ltd, owned by Alston, Babcock and Costain, which will use the building as the base for the electrification of the South Wales main line.
The project is expected to improve services between London and South Wales.
Brian Fisher, programme director at ABC Electrification, said: "Norwich House, with its location overlooking the railway line and with good access to the M4, is perfect for our needs. The offices will be the nerve centre of our work helping Network Rail electrify the South Wales main line.
"Refurbishment work on the building is progressing to plan and we will be taking possession of the property and moving staff in immediately."
Dan Tipper, Network Rail’s programme manager for electrification, added: "It’s not just through this lease agreement that we’re investing in Newport. By improving connectivity and reducing journey times to London, electrification will also help boost the economy of the city."
Hutchings & Thomas Chartered Surveyors acted as letting agents.