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Caerphilly’s shipping container-style market opens to the public

The new site is filled with independent traders and food vendors

Ffos Caerffili – Caerphilly’s own shipping container-style market has opened to the public.

The opening of the market indicates the first stage of the Caerphilly Town 2035 Placemaking Plan, with funding support from the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Initiative and the European Regional Development Fund.

The scheme has also been supported by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda.

The confirmed traders include:

  • Two Shot Takeaway
  • Eco Play Box
  • Welsh ICE
  • Lock Up Bottle Shop
  • Castle Tackle & Bait
  • Upmarket Butchers
  • Joe’s Plant Place
  • Circular Studio
  • Joy House Creations
  • Bab Haus
  • ACME Burger
  • Bao Selecta
  • Eastraneo
  • Two Shot Social
  • Keralan Karavan (monthly pop up)
  • Doughnutters (popping up for the weekend, taking a unit later this month)

It opened to the public yesterday, Friday, April 5, ahead of more launch celebrations this weekend.

Ffos Caerffili can be found opposite the castle on Park Lane, behind the main street, Cardiff Road.

Caerphilly Councillor, Jamie Pritchard, said: “We really hope Ffos Caerffili will be a place that residents enjoy and visit many times over. A good mix of businesses and a positive, friendly vibe this morning. All the best to the traders!”

Ffos Caerffili operator, Grant Jones, said: ‘We are hugely excited to share the wonders of Ffos Caerffili with all local residents.”

“We’ve been working extremely hard with all businesses involved to present a great range of local traders and are thrilled that the space will soon become a vibrant and buzzing centre of quality goods, produce and services within Caerphilly.”