Maindee Triangle opposite the library on Chepstow Road is a rare green space and community facility in the heart of the Maindee community. Following an asset transfer from Newport City Council in March 2021, Maindee Unlimited now have a lease for 99 years thereby securing the land and buildings for Maindee into the future. We have worked with KHBT Architects to develop the designs and renovations that are taking place this Spring/Summer.
During 2023 the building was rented out as a commercial cafe. The cafe lease has now ended and, in 2024, we are moving ahead with our plans to provide public toilet facilities as well as a small community cafe and meeting space with an outdoor covered area. The outdoor garden is planted with wildlife and pollinator-friendly plants and vegetables and is a play-friendly space with a climbing wall for small children. Th sire hasbeen transformed into a clean and safe community garden - a hub for people and nature which is used and enjoyed by all in our community.
We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to be involved in activities such as:
Hiring the community room
Using the Triangle for indoor/outdoor events
Running markets and trading
Helping out with children’s play events
Helping out with gardening and looking after the green space
It is just over two months since we last reflected on the Maindee Triangle around the toilet block and land on Livingstone Place. The good news is that our second design proposal - the yellow one - received planning permission at the end of March 2018.
In mid December 2017 we went up to the Kickplate Project’ s 76m2 exhibition space in Pontypool to have a chat with Dafydd Williams. Dafydd spent a week in October as an artist in residence in Maindee - taking portraits next to the toilets at the Triangle on...
Starting last week Maindee Unlimited are working with architects and artists Karsten Huneck and Bernd Truempler - known as KHBT and pictured below - to develop proposals for the Chepstow Road public toilets and surrounding land at Livingstone [we also call this the...