Cardiff Bay Retail Park

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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 Group and Argos.[1][2]


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.


Phase One[edit]

Unit(s) Current Business Current Status Previous Business Date Closed Previous Business Date Closed
0 Asda Open
A1 Wilko Open Maples 2000 Brantano 2016
A2 i JD Sports Open
A2 ii Blacks Open BANK September 2015
B Open JJB Sports February 2009
C Pets at Home Open
D Boots Open
E Argos Open
G The Food Warehouse Open Powerhouse 2007 British Home Stores 2016
H Home Bargains Open Furnitureland 2007 British Home Stores 2016
I (Ex2) McDonald's Open

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 Two[edit]

Unit(s) Current Business Current Status Previous Business Date Closed
J Poundstretcher Open Staples 2014/2015
K TUI Holiday Hypermarket Open
L Bensons for Beds Outlet Open Rosebys November 2008
M B&M Home Store Open Kingsway Furniture 2004
N Tiles R Us 2004
O Pizza Hut Open

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.


  1. ^ Cardiff Bay Retail Park on Completely Retail.
  2. ^ 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