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Ambitious ​Caerphilly redevelopment plans move forward


Plans to progress an exciting new multi-million-pound redevelopment scheme in the heart of Caerphilly town centre are progressing at pace.

An ambitious mixed-use commercial workspace and residential scheme is proposed on the site of the existing indoor market and adjoining properties on Pentrebane Street.

The privately owned buildings, which are currently in somewhat poor condition, will be completely redeveloped by Linc Cymru Housing Association with support from the Council and the Welsh Governments Transforming Towns programme, in order to provide new carbon zero homes and modern flexible workspace, which forms part of wider regeneration plans for the town.

Deputy Leader of Caerphilly Council, Cllr Jamie Pritchard said, “This is such an exciting scheme for Caerphilly and signals the start of a bold new future for the town.

“A key part of the process is to fully engage and work closely with the current market traders. We have met with traders to discuss their requirements going forward and we will do everything possible to accommodate their needs in terms of business support and relocation in Caerphilly. The current, privately – owned building is not fit for purpose, so we want to explore opportunities for a much-improved market as part of our regeneration plans”.

“I want to assure residents and the local business community that we will deliver this scheme in close co-operation with all interested parties to ensure that we deliver a scheme which is fit for purpose, while complimenting and enhancing the wider town centre.”

The scheme forms part of the ambitious Caerphilly 2035 Placemaking Plan which is a bold and innovative blueprint for the future of Caerphilly town centre. The Placemaking Plan is a partnership between Caerphilly County Borough Council, Welsh Government, Cadw and Transport for Wales, with support from the Design Commission for Wales.