Cardiff Bay Retail Park

Cardiff Bay Retail Park

The Cardiff Bay Retail Park in Grangetown, Cardiff was once the site of the Ferry Road landfill site. It was built in around 1997. It is currently home to businesses which include Asda, Boots and Argos.[1][2]

DevelopmentEdit

The retail park is built on the edge of a former Ferry Road refuse site, which closed in 1994 after being filled with 4 million cubic metres of commercial and domestic rubbish. The ownership of the land passed to Cardiff Bay Development Corporation who created the retail park on an area of industrial units to the east of the site.[3] Grangemoor Park was created opposite the retail park on the 20 metre hill landscaped on the old refuse site.

UnitsEdit

Phase OneEdit

Unit(s) Current Business Current Status Previous Business Year closed
0 Asda Open N/A N/A
A1 Wilko Open Brantano 2016
A2 i JD Sports Open Maples 2000
A2 ii Blacks Open BANK 2015
B SportsDirect.com Open JJB Sports 2009
C Pets at Home Open N/A N/A
D Boots Open
E Argos Open
F
G The Food Warehouse Open British Home Stores 2016
H Home Bargains Open
I (Ex2) McDonald's Open N/A N/A

Maples was a homeware store that closed in around 2000. Over the years, the unit has been split into 3 smaller units.

Furnitureland and Powerhouse both closed their units in 2007. BHS then refurbished both to create one large unit until they ceased trading in 2016.

JJB closed their unit here once they moved to the Capital Retail Park in Leckwith, which also included a gym.

Phase TwoEdit

Unit(s) Current Business Current Status Previous Business Year Closed
J Poundstretcher Open Staples 2014/2015
K TUI Holiday Hypermarket Open N/A N/A
L Pure Gym Open Bensons for Beds 2019
M B&M Home Store Open Kingsway Furniture 2004
N Tiles R Us 2004
O Pizza Hut Open N/A N/A

Phase Three (Dunleavy Drive)Edit

The Dunleavy Drive section of the Cardiff Bay Retail Park was built in 2008.

Unit(s) Current Business Current Status
1 Frankie & Benny's Open
2 Green Giraffe Organic Day Nursery Open
3 Majestic Wine Warehouse Open
Papa John's Open
4 fit4less Open
5 Starbucks Coffee – drive-thru Open
Drive-thru unit
H HarvesterThe Cardiff Bay Open

Other stores in the surrounding area include Aldi to the south (part of the Cardiff International Sports Village) and IKEA immediately to the north.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.completelyretail.co.uk/scheme/2295 Cardiff Bay Retail Park on Completely Retail.
  2. ^ http://www.completelyretail.co.uk/scheme/2295/plan.html Cardiff Bay Retail Park Plan and Tenancy on Completely Retail.
  3. ^ Phillips, A.; Cherrill, H. E. (1997), "The reactivation and remediation of the landfill site at Ferry Road, Cardiff", Geoenvironmental Engineering - Contaminated Ground: fate of pollutants and remediation, Thomas Telford Publishing: 538–539, ISBN 0-7277-2606-4

Coordinates: 51°27′32″N 3°11′13″W / 51.459°N 3.187°W / 51.459; -3.187