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Rhyl seafront revamp surges on

Words: Roger Milne
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Rhyl’s seafront is undergoing a major revamp with ambitious proposals for the Queen’s Buildings the latest project in the continuing regeneration of the town.

Denbighshire County Council is working with private sector development partners to consider how to transform the site with a mix of retail and food outlets, a contemporary market, offices and flats as well as improving accessibility from the waterfront and promenade into the town centre.

Also in prospect is an open courtyard and public space in the £30 million-plus development, which includes the former Savoy Hotel and Queen’s Market buildings.

Work is under way on the initial designs, costings and viability of the project, before a planning application is submitted later this year.

Graham Boase, the council’s corporate director for the economy and public realm, said: “We see the Queen’s Buildings as key in the regeneration of Rhyl. This site will be pivotal in linking the regeneration on the waterfront to the town centre. This project can transform the town centre.”

He added: “Parts of the buildings are in very poor condition and whilst we will try and retain as much of the original architecture as possible, there will inevitably be areas that will need to be demolished.”

The project is being funded by Denbighshire County Council, the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund. Ion Developments is the council’s private sector partner for the 9,012 square metre scheme.

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