DPP have been appointed by joint venture partners Richard Hayward Properties and Tonstate Group to secure planning permission for residential development at the iconic Olympia House office block in central Newport.
The joint venture partners are currently finalising plans to transform the nine-storey building into 60 apartments on the upper floors with retail and restaurant units on the ground, first and second floors.
Built in the 1960s, the 90,000 sq ft building, was until last year the home of the Passport Office and is a prominent and familiar feature on the city centre skyline.
Principal of RHP, Richard Hayward said: “Olympia House is one of the largest buildings in Newport. Its redevelopment as an apartment block will support the regeneration of the city, bringing residents back into the centre, creating improved vibrancy and a greater sense of community.”