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Cwmbran Shopping Centre, Cwmbran

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Cwmbran Shopping Centre is a shopping centre owned by Prudential in the town of Cwmbran, Torfaen. As a New Town the town centre was planned in a single Master Plan along with the surrounding residential neighbourhoods. It is the second largest shopping centre in Wales.The Cwmbran Development Corporation prepared the Master Plan for the development of the New Town which resulted in the creation of the original seven neighbourhoods which contained some local services, and housing and were located within easy reach of the Town Centre. The early years of the New Town were dominated by housebuilding with a lack of services for the town. It was not until 1959 that construction of the central retail area began, despite the fact that considerations of its design began in 1951. The Town Centre was developed as a purpose-built central area by the Development Corporation and the Town Centre has been the focal point for retail development in Torfaen since its inception as a New Town.Gwent Square was the first area to be constructed. In 1964, David Evans opened – this was the largest department store in Cwmbran at the time. By the late 1960s the area surrounding Gwent Square was built upon. General Rees Square was named after General Wynford Rees, a Commander of the British Indian Army, Deputy Lieutenant of Monmouthshire and First Manager of the Cwmbran Development Corporation. He died in 1959 and so was unable to see the Town Centre fully completed. In 1972 the Congress Theatre was built alongside Gwent House in Gwent Square.
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  • Cwmbran shopping does not charge for parking. Has a great array of shops and there is no traffic through the town. Most of it is under cover  more »
  • I go all the time. Much better than it used to be. Shops for everyone. And under cover if it's wet. A great day if you need to shop  more »
  • Free parking there's a great selection of shops bars places to eat mostly undercover to. Popular shops include primary peacocks perfume shop eaten James Argos Iceland boots select and many many more  more »
  • Ideal shopping centre for all. Plenty of shops, large stores as well as smaller independent shops. Bus station runs from outside where a lot of the banks are. Food outlets are plenty from coffee shops to fast food outlets. Car parking is plenty. Most are free while some charge after a couple of hours. Most of the main shopping are is covered so is ideal for those rainy days. Certainly well worth a visit.
  • Great place to shop. Doesn't have the cold feel of a mall. Open spaces to walk around in. Feels like a traditional market. The free parking is a great idea.
  • Great place, lots of diverse shops and always very clean. A point not often found in a modern town center these days. Also has free parking. Short stay and long stay. Short stay is 4 hours.
  • One of the two main lifts that takes you from the car park up to the shopping level by costa coffee, Iceland has been out of commission for the past 8+ weeks, the remaining lift is too small to allow for multi occupational use, those of us who have to rely on lifts are sometimes left waiting more than ten minutes for a turn to get to the shops maybe we would be better going to Newport for our shopping which is something I would never imagine ever saying before but will happily pass on to other disabled people..
  • Free parking, good range of shops in a concentrated area, great for people with limited mobility or pushchairs due to being mostly on one level and lifts available, numerous coffee houses and cafe's , all pedestrianised so safe for kids

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