NEWPORT City Council has successfully secured a £1.5m grant from Welsh Government to help fund the Transporter Bridge transformation project.
The grant, secured from the government’s Tourism Investment Support Scheme (TISS), compliments the previous £8.75m grant awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the £1m capital funding that the council has also committed to the project.
Work will start at the bridge in the coming months, with the site remaining closed to visitors while this is carried out. The Bridge and new visitor centre are scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2023.
Cllr Debbie Harvey, the cabinet member for culture and leisure, said:
“I’m delighted to announce that we have secured this grant from the Welsh Government, which is a big boost to the existing funding we have in place for the transformation project.
Our successful bid shows the importance of the Bridge not just to the city of Newport, but to the wider region in terms of tourism and heritage, and we thank the government for recognising this through the grant award.
An engagement programme will offer residents the chance to be involved in the redevelopment project during the closure, and you can follow the bridge on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates during the project.”