MORE flats in the Olympia House scheme in Newport city centre are now being offered for sale.

And the developer is looking at the possibility of creating a 4,000 sq ft luxury apartment on the top floor of the building which could include a swimming pool or tennis court and sell for about £600,000.

The scheme, being developed by Marshfield-based Richard Hayward Properties, is seeing the former Passport Office in Upper Dock Street being redeveloped into 62 flats on the upper floors, with retail on the ground floor.

Richard Hayward, of the development company, said: "We are now selling 22 flats on floors six and seven. They will be £138,000 for the one-bedroom flats and £145,000 for those with two bedrooms."

The apartments will all come with expensive window systems, luxury kitchens with fitted appliances and an 'impressive' reception area off Upper Dock Street.

Mr Hayward said a number of flats on the eighth floor had already been sold.

Newport's post office recently moved into a unit on the ground floor of the building as part of a new Londis store and Mr Hayward has said the store has proved so popular it was already looking to possibly expand into one of the adjoining units.

Mr Hayward said once the all the units on Upper Dock Street had been let, attention would turn to the Skinner Street side of the building where he was hoping to create a cafe quarter.

He said he had already had interest from a deli, a restaurants and a cafe but could not say when work would begin on this phase of the development.

Mr Hayward owns a number of buildings in the city including the former Argos store on Stow Hill.

He said he was hoping to create a restaurant on the ground floor of that building with about 20 flats above dependent on planning. He was hopeful that the scheme would start next year.