Newbridge Town Centre is currently undergoing an exciting transformation, as a result of the council securing a multi-million pound funding package. Thanks to investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the Arts Council for Wales among others, Newbridge can look forward to a bright new look in 2012.
The regeneration work will help breathe new life into the town centre with the introduction of wider, safer pavements; better road surfaces; and new public spaces - using natural paving materials, high quality street furniture and distinctive community-led artwork. New traffic calming measures will help slow traffic speeds and create a safer pedestrian environment.
The start of work follows a public exhibition of the plans in 2010, which the community were invited to view and comment on the proposals.
Newbridge Town Centre regeneration: exhibition panels information (PDF 4.2mb)
The initial improvement works started in January 2012 at lower High Street and have seen a series of phased works along Victoria Terrace, Tynewydd Terrace, Ebbw View Terrace, Celynen Road and the main High Street. Phase 1 has now largely been completed and the Phase 2 works, which includes improvements to Meredith Terrace and upper High Street near St Paul's Church, will commence mid 2013.
The transformation of Newbridge is due for completion by the end of 2013, and will see the town re-established as an important retail and cultural destination in the county borough.
View images of the Newbridge Town centre Regeneration on Flickr
Working with the community
The council's Urban Renewal Team are delivering the prestigious Newbridge Town Centre Enhancement Scheme in partnership with design consultants Capita Symonds and the major construction company, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd.
The project team recognise how important it is to keep the local community fully informed about each stage of work and ensure disruption is kept to a minimum as the changes take place. To help achieve this the contractor has appointed a Community Liaison Officer, John Coles, who is the first point of contact for residents and retailers for the duration of the scheme.
A "Community Information Centre" has been set up in the main High Street at Tabernacle Chapel, every Thursday and Friday, 10am to 12.30pm. All residents and retailers are welcome to call in, view the plans and ask questions about the scheme.
A "Works Progress Bulletin" is also being distributed, providing local residents and businesses regular updates on the progress of works.
Works Progress Bulletin No.5 - 13 July 2012 (PDF 467kb)
Works Progress Bulletin No.4 - 28 May 2012 (PDF 192kb)
Works Progress Bulletin No.3 - 2 April 2012 (PDF 193kb)
Works Progress Bulletin No.2 - 5 March 2012 (PDF 195kb)
Works Progress Bulletin No.1 - 13 February 2012 (PDF 201kb)
We are committed to ensuring the streets will remain open to pedestrians during the whole of the regeneration works and that all traders will be open for business as usual.
John Coles, Community Liaison Officer, Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd
Tel: 07966 318746
Caerphilly County Borough Council, Urban Renewal Team
Tel: 01443 866441