Bargoed is the third largest town in Caerphilly county borough and is located in the northern part of the county borough in the heart of the Rhymney Valley. The town is central to the neighbouring communities of Gilfach Fargoed, Aberbargoed and Pengam and is located on the main route leading north to the Head of the Valleys road.
As part of the Greater Bargoed Community Regeneration Scheme (GBRS), the town has enhanced transportation links with the £25 million road, Angel Way completed in 2009. The town also has the advantage of direct rail links to Cardiff, with 4 trains an hour and a new Park and Ride facility. The new bus station is located adjacent to the railway station to facilitate passenger interchange. A new pedestrian link has been created from the Transport Hub to the High Street.
There are ambitious and far-reaching proposals for the town centre of Bargoed. In 2005 consultants Camlin Lonsdale undertook an extensive study, which drew up radical design concepts detailing how the existing town centre could be transformed into a vibrant place to live, work and visit. This study forms the basis of a "Master Plan" to strategically develop the town over the next 12 – 15 years, which will include the redevelopment of Bargoed as the retail centre for the Northern Rhymney Valley area.
The town has diverse shopping on offer with a wide range of independent businesses mixed with established high street names including; Dorothy Perkins, Burtons, Peacocks, Superdrug and the Original Factory Shop. A new retail plateau has been constructed as part of the GBCRS.
Morrisons supermarket has committed to a 56,000 sq. ft. supermarket as part of the retail and leisure development. Developer Simons and the Welsh Government have been key components in bringing the project to fruition.
Comprehensive improvements are currently being undertaken to the public realm throughout the town centre. In order to minimise disruption to the traders and the public, the town centre works have been divided into 4 phases that will be implemented over a 3 year period (2010 - 2013).
To view the virtual tour on the Bargoeds Big Idea website.
Located between 2 country parks, this former mining town has the potential to capture large numbers of visitors to the area. Just 2 miles up the road from the town centre, Parc Cwm Darren attracts over 100,000 visitors a year, whilst the county borough's newest country park, Parc Coetir Bargoed, will soon include a new cycle way as part of the GBCRS scheme. This new cycle way goes north to New Tredegar and southwards it will link with Route 47 the Celtic Trail.
If you would like to discuss retail opportunities in Bargoed Town, please contact Business Enterprise Support on 01443 866213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.