Caunton supplied and erected over 6000 tonnes of steelwork for the Friars Walk shopping and leisure scheme in Newport South Wales. This is a record tonnage for any Caunton contract. This major development, by Queensberry Real Estate, will revitalise the Newport city centre offering more than 36,230 square metres of retail and leisure space including a department store, multiplex, shops, restaurants, car park and bus station.
Friars Walk was opened by the Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Bob Bright, accompanied by the First Minister of Wales. Caunton wishes the venture well. The contract was completed on budget and on time for major contractor Bowmer and Kirkland.