South East Wales

Newport's Passport Office apartment plan approved

Olympia House Image copyright Jaggery/ Geograph
Image caption Olympia House opened in 1967

Plans to redevelop the old Passport Office in Newport into 62 apartments have been approved by the city council.

Parts of Olympia House have been empty since April 2013 when the service was moved away from the nine-storey building.

It currently consists of 13 retail units on the bottom two floors with six floors of office accommodation above.

The city council granted an application to turn the upper floors into flats.

Lower floor retail units are fully let, with tenants including Sports Direct and Marks and Spencer.

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