A program of family-friendly events, including live music, activities, and food and drink from the local traders, celebrated the opening of the Ffos Caerffili Community Market last week.

The market's name, 'Ffos, ' the Welsh word for 'moat', has been inspired by the market's proximity to Caerphilly Castle and it aims to become a hub for the town.

Lancer Scott commissioned Lawray to coordinate the contractor's design elements from RIBA Stage 5 for the new container-style market. Designed to thrive day and night, the market provides 28 units for various food, beverage, and retail outlets, 15 outdoor market stalls, and live music and events spaces.

Green roof systems, PV panels, rain gardens, and permeable paving make the scheme as sustainable as possible.

Located on the pedestrian route between the railway station and Caerphilly Castle, the development of Ffos Caerffili is a key part of the Caerphilly Town 2035 placemaking plan, aimed at regenerating the town centre and attracting more visitors. The scheme has been supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, a central pillar of the UK government's Levelling Up agenda.

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