QLP strikes at Stadium Plaza
A major new complex will open in the shadow of Cardiff's Millennium Stadium next year after a large section of the Stadium Plaza was let to leisure giant QLP.
The 22,000 st ft development will be known as the Cardiff Superbowl and will include a ten-pin bowling, and laser game centre with amusements, a diner and a sports bar.
It will join the 14-screen Vue cinema and Pure Gym which are already based on the site.
Mansford Real Estate, the owner of Stadium Plaza, agreed the 25-year lease with QLP Ltd, which has similar sites in Great Yarmouth, Macclesfield and Widnes near Liverpool. QPL will invest £1.6m in renovating the ground floor space before its launch in February 2015.
Mansford also revealed it expects to announce a further high-profile leisure tenant for the ground floor of the building.
QLP boss David Quaintance said: "It's next door to a world-famous stadium and right at the heart of city’s exciting regeneration zone, so we're very confident about its success."
Phillip Morris ofEJ Hales, the property agency, said: "The opening of Cardiff Superbowl is a further boost for an already popular leisure quarter. With the transformation of the adjacent bus station area and the emergence of the neighbouring Capital Square, this is fast becoming the epicentre of activity in Cardiff."