Bargoed multiplex could soon be reality
4:50pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
A PLAN to build a multiplex cinema in Bargoed was given the green light to progress onto a full council meeting for consideration.
Caerphilly county borough council’s cabinet yesterday agreed to send a report to be considered by full council.
Cllr Ken James, CCBC cabinet member for regeneration said: "This is fantastic news for Bargoed and the whole of the Caerphilly county borough.
We don’t currently have a multiplex cinema within the county borough and, with a population of over 170,000, it is a much needed leisure facility for our residents."
Earlier this year the council agreed to fund the £5million cinema and retail development.
The council will build the cinema itself and then lease it to a commercial cinema operator.Negotiations are currently underway and the name of the multi-national operator is due to be announced in the near future.
"These are very exciting time for Bargoed," said Leader of Council, Cllr Harry Andrews,
"Work on the Morrisons development is well underway with planned completion in Autumn 2013.
"The cinema and restaurant development is 'Phase 2' of the scheme and complements the wider regeneration work which is currently transforming the town centre."
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