Bargoed retail opportunities
Bargoed, located in the Rhymney Valley, is the most northern of the six main retail centres.
It is the third largest town behind the sub-regional centres of Caerphilly and Blackwood and is the largest of the four district centres. The catchment area for the town includes Rhymney, Fochriw, Pontlottyn, Abertysswg, Deri, New Tredegar, Aberbargoed and Gilfach and has a combined population of over 26,000.
This former mining town has a number of multiple retailers including: Original Factory Shop, Poundworld, Peacocks, Dorothy Perkins, Burtons, Greggs and Subway, as well as a good range of small independent businesses.
In recent years the Council has undertaken an ambitious regeneration project in Bargoed called the ‘BIG Idea’. This comprised of several different elements including a £25 million road - Angel Way - built in 2009 and a new bus station and park & ride facility next to the existing train station.
Another part of the ‘BIG Idea’ was the conversion of Hanbury Baptist Church into a library, local history resource unit, Customer First facility and worship space. This award-winning project was a partnership between the Council and United Welsh Housing Association.
Throughout the town centre a comprehensive public realm scheme has transformed the town using the concept of ‘shared space’ to create a contemporary shopping environment, which balances full vehicle and delivery access with the need for greater pedestrian freedom.
Finally, a new retail plateau was constructed and a Morrisons store built which links the existing high street and Lowry Plaza retail scheme. This comprises of eight new retail units set on a new public square, tenants include Poundworld, Greggs and Subway.
If you would like to talk to someone about retail opportunities in Bargoed Town, or would like a copy of the Investment Portfolio and independent statistical reports, please contact the Town Centre Management Team.