Bargoed is the largest shopping centre in the Upper Rhymney Valley, serving the surrounding communities of Aberbargoed, Gilfach and Pengam. Up until 1977, Bargoed was the hub of the coal industry in the Rhymney Valley and these former colliery sites now form the county borough’s newest (and largest at 100 hectares [250 acres]) country park. The material from the former Bargoed coal tip has also played an important role in creating the new retail plateau and park & ride facility.

Bargoed Flythrough trailer movie, view the
full version in the Regeneration section

The first phase of the multi-million pound Greater Bargoed Community Regeneration Scheme was completed in the summer of 2009.  A crucial component is the new road ‘Angel Way’ and also significant improvements to the south and south east of Bargoed. These have resulted in an increase in the potential catchment populations.  Notably, the new hospital, Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr now lies within the 10 minute zone.  This improvement has provided Bargoed businesses with new opportunities and increased the accessibility of the town to visitors.  View the isochrone map

Simons Development was chosen to progress the major retail development in the Town Centre. A 3D model of the proposals for the retail development is available to view at Hanbury Library in The Bookworm Café.  Local businesses were given the opportunity to tender for the contracts.  Construction work has commenced and completion of the new Morrisons Store is expected later this year. Download a copy of the latest Simons Newsletter. You can also follow the Simons Bargoed Twitter feed by clicking here.

Proposed New Cinema Complex

The Council has recently selected Odeon as the preferred operator for a new 5 screen multiplex cinema.  The Council is proposing to construct the £6 million cinema on the 0.27 Hectare (Ha) site and lease it to a commercial cinema operator.  

Download a copy of the latest Bargoed Town Centre News.

Focus on...

The Angel

Public Art -  The Angel

Improving the changing environment through the arts is an important part of the regeneration project.  Public art improves the quality and design of public spaces..



ODEON announced for Bargoed

ODEON is Caerphilly county borough council's preferred operator for a new £6million cinema development in the town centre.




Whether you are visiting or investing in Bargoed contact:

Andrew Highway
Town Centre Development Manager
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Tredomen Business & Technology Centre
Tredomen Business Park
CF82 7FN

Tel: 01443 866213
Fax: 01443 866216
Email: retail@caerphilly.gov.uk