New year, new beginnings for iconic Rhyl building
Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James has announced £2.5m of regeneration investment to support Denbighshire Council to acquire and redevelop the former Queens Buildings in Rhyl.
Julie James yesterday said:
“The Queen’s Buildings make up a significant part of the town centre, and the site offers a fantastic opportunity to revitalise the town centre, creating new opportunities to attract businesses and investment to the town.
“This site dominates Rhyl town centre, and I am keen for this investment to breathe new life into the centre of town, so that once again people are attracted back to spend money and time here.
“I know that Denbighshire Council is keen to develop the site, to create space for new retail units, renovate the car parking space and to build an exciting new event space for the public. I look forward to seeing the development take shape and come to benefit the town.”
This latest announcement builds on the work currently underway by the Council and its partners in redeveloping the waterfront area, which includes the new SC2 visitor attraction, and through the Rhyl town centre masterplan.
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire County Council, yesterday said:
“I welcome this funding from the Welsh Government which will contribute to the on-going regeneration of Rhyl by bringing partially derelict properties in the town centre back into use.
“It will provide opportunities for new jobs and business growth, as well as stimulating the private sector to undertake further investment in the town. “This project will form a significant project in the overall masterplan for Rhyl and will complement the works going on in Rhyl including private sector investment, in new hotels and restaurants.”
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