Caldicot Goes Pop! and its parent company Caldicot Town Team are looking at improving the retail offerings that are available in Caldicot town centre.
Since the demise of Store 21, the large retail premises in Caldicot town centre has stood empty. Caldicot Town Team hope to change that with a new large scale project to enhance retail offerings within the town.
After being successful in recent years with Caldicot Goes Pop! and trialing the Indoor Christmas Market project, the team wish to extend this to a larger premises to turn 43 Newport road into an indoor market place, somewhat similar to what Caldicot had in the 80’s and 90’s.
The unit covers over 6,680 sq ft. With the possibility of splitting this down to 16 pitches of 242SqFt (5m x 4.5m) which is considerable larger than the 3m x 3m pitches currently on offer during Caldicot Town Team’s specialised markets. Pitches would cost £80 per week and would include, Rent, Rates, Utilities and Free Wi-Fi. The property also boasts rear access, Mens and Ladies Toilets and a kitchen and storage areas.
Pitches are entirely flexible to suit clients needs, from 1 day to 3 months rental at a time Caldicot Town Team hope to be able to providing an ever changing landscape within the unit, to promote footfall and returning custom.
The unit will also be used for community purposes. e.g. School art exhibitions, Scouts presentations, karate displays and much more. The space utilised for this will be free of charge for any community group or schools.
Local businesses will also have the opportunity to showcase products, services and special offers with a project called Business of the month. This will also be free of charge to take part in.
There is also potential for a company to run a small soft play centre from the rear of the unit, the cost of this is currently under negotiation.
The team envisage the property to be a welcome addition to the town centre, providing not just a retail space, but a more diverse area which helps the community come together in a central location in the town.
Promoting local produce and suppliers is also a key aspect of the project, with so many local suppliers fruit and veg, local meats, eggs and home made crafted items and products, it is hoped the project will become a base for local sellers to take advantage of low overhead costs and be successful within the town centre.
The project is currently in its development stage and the team are seeking expressions of interest from prospective businesses who would be interested in renting space. Please complete the form below if you would like to be the first to know about the project, and find out anymore details.