Cllr Ken James, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration sees the letting as a significant addition to Lowry Plaza and the town’s retail offer. ‘The Council, the Welsh Government and the private sector have invested over £90 million in Bargoed over recent years to transform the town centre, improve the highway network, enhance public transport links and secure a range of environmental improvements, including landscaping to the whole of the town centre. Lowry Plaza, however is central to our strategy for the town and we see Poundworld as a great addition to Bargoed. We are now confident in achieving full occupancy of Lowry Plaza in the near future. This is a major boost for the town.’
With over 300 stores nationwide, Poundworld is one of the Uk's leading discount retailers. The acquisition by Poundworld follows a recent successful opening in nearby Blackwood. Matthew Mitchell of Poundworld commented, ‘Following our very successful opening in Blackwood, we had no hesitation in committing to a further opening in Bargoed. Lowry Plaza offered us a quality property and environment, and the perfect opportunity for this.’
Units still available on Lowry Plaza range from 1,480 sq ft to 4,878 sq ft. Full details are available from joint letting agents Cooke & Arkwright and IMetcalfe & Co, who acted for Poundworld in the letting. Andrew Thomas represented Poundworld.