This is the first image of a proposed new supermarket in Cardiff which could become the first of its kind in Wales.
Morrisons is hoping to build an innovative “stilted” store on the site of a former dairy in Newport Road, Cardiff.
The planned store, seen here in a computer-generated image, could be built above a car park on the 2.6-acre site opposite Avenue Retail Park, formerly home to ACC Cardiff Dairy.
The company wants to build a store and petrol station on the vacant site, creating hundreds of jobs in the process.
Morrisons’ development executive Mark Thompson said: “We are very excited about the development proposal for a new Morrisons store on Newport Road, Cardiff. Not only will the foodstore create hundreds of new local jobs, it will be a design first for Wales, as we have proposed a bespoke ‘stilted’ design concept.
“Our plans will help to regenerate this gateway location by bringing this derelict site back into reproductive economic use. With the nearest Morrisons store over five miles away, local residents will now have improved choice and competition for their weekly shop.”
Morrisons, the fourth-largest supermarket chain in the UK, currently has 25 stores in Wales – including two in Cardiff, as well as branches in Barry, Caerphilly and Porth.
The company, founded in 1899, is now seeking public feedback on its plans ahead of submitting a planning application to Cardiff council.
It will hold two displays, featuring plans and computer-generated images, at the David Lloyd Leisure Club on Ipswich Road, Roath, next week.
The exhibitions will take place between 6pm and 8pm on Monday and from 10am until 4pm on Tuesday.
Store representatives will be in attendance to answer questions, and comment forms will be available for visitors to have their say on the proposals.