Cardiff’s biggest commercial space already attracting big names

One of the largest commercial spaces in Cardiff city centre is now available to let and looks set to attract some exciting new names to Wales for the first time.

With 44,000 square foot footprint, the two-level unit in Stadium Plaza is opposite Cardiff’s busy central train station and next to one of the main entrances of the Millennium Stadium.

The vast space is already attracting interest from some big restaurant names with 22,000 sq ft available at street level and a further 21,000 sq ft at lower ground level. The unit is the flagship space at the newly rebranded, family-focused Stadium Plaza.

Mark Graves of Vue Cinemas said: “It’s terrific to see such change in the Plaza.  We are excited about the future and about the arrival of new tenants into the scheme”

Pure Gym opened in Stadium Plaza at the end of last year. Pure Gym manager David Eaton said: “Opening in Cardiff has been hugely successful for us. We have exceeded our expectations for our first months and the transformation of the centre with a more family focus can only be good news for us for the future.”

Phillip Morris from letting agents EJ Hales said: “The shape of the city continues to change and the pedestrianisation of St Mary Street has brought new life to the western side of the centre. When St David’s opened, the Hayes became one of the highest areas of footfall in the city centre overnight and we’re predicting that footfall will change again as the area around the station is transformed. Stadium Plaza is lucky enough to already be established in this area so it’s a very exciting opportunity.”

The new, re-branded 140,000 sq ft Stadium Plaza, (formerly Millennium Plaza) has quickly established it as Cardiff’s new family leisure quarter. The five-storey building is a landmark on the city centre skyline, sitting right next to the Millennium Stadium.

The development is already home to a 13 screen 3D Vue Cinema, with the largest screens in Wales, as well as Wales’ first 24 hour Pure Gym, and benefits from reduced parking rates at the nearby NCP car park.

“The unit space available at Stadium Plaza is completely unrivalled in the city centre,” Phillip Morris continued. “There is nothing else like it in terms of size, flexibility and location so it’s an exciting prospect for many businesses, particularly large-scale restaurants looking for their first opening in Wales.

“The face of Stadium Plaza is already evolving and attracting greater numbers of families looking for fun and entertainment while shopping or visiting the Millennium Stadium for rugby games, shows or events so we want to ensure that the new name that takes the flagship space is well-suited to the brand and its family values too.”