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Lysaght Institute

The Lysaght Institute, Newport

Betonbauen work includes grit blasting with sand and general concrete repairs.

The ‘Stute’ was an important part of community life  for many years and it is our intention to create a ‘New Lysaght Institute’ that will incorporate its illustrious past and provide a community hub for the future.

"Passers by will have noticed the new roof replacement and the
sandblasting of the the iconic ‘W R Lysaght Institute’ stonework.“

The ‘Stute’ was an important part of community life  for many years and it is our intention to create a ‘New Lysaght Institute’ that will incorporate its illustrious past and provide a community hub for the future.

A Linc Cymru Development are encouraging people to get involved with this refurbishment project. From sharing your knowledge of days gone by to suggesting ideas for days to come.

History of Lysaght Institute
The Lysaght Institute was built by the joint efforts of the firm of John Lysaght Ltd and its employees, to celebrate the contribution of the workforce to the success of the Orb Steelworks. In its heyday, the steelworks employed 3,000 people.

”The Stute” opened its doors in December 1928 and quickly became an integral part of the local community. Standing in over eight acres of its own grounds, it boasted a ballroom (with maple wood dancefloor), billiard room, skittle alley, public bar and lounge, and the “Stute” provided workers and their families with a wide range of social activities and events for many years. The Institute closed its doors for the last time in 2001 and sadly the building deteriorated rapidly. In 2007 the whole of the 22-acre site, including the now derelict Institute, was bought by a national house builder who secured planning permission to develop between 350 and 450 homes. However, in 2008, the house builder’s plan’s changed and the company put the site and the Institute up for sale. During their ownership, the company tried to sell the Institute but despite wide spread marketing, no interest was received.

In December 2008, things changed for the better when the former ‘Orb’ site and the Institute were bought by Linc-Cymru for redevelopment.

Betonbauen working alongside Linc Cymru Development