Transforming the Queen's Buildings into a vibrant community asset 

Queen's Market

The Queen’s Market has been the centrepiece to the town of Rhyl since 1902. Providing a variety of uses, from indoor skating rink, theatre performances and retail opportunities, the building has a sentimental status which is to be enhanced through the redevelopment of the site.

In March 2019, Denbighshire County Council acquired a number of adjacent buildings in Rhyl town centre fronting onto the seafront promenade, known collectively as Queen’s Buildings.

The buildings once known as the Savoy Hotel were in a dilapidated state, with no active uses on upper floors (the seafront buildings are four stories) and significant void levels on the ground floor.

We have developed ambitious plans for the mixed use redevelopment of the site. The redevelopment will not only remove a significant eyesore, but it will also act as a key connector providing better access and movement between the waterfront and the town centre. It has been described as a key catalyst of the regeneration and future economic success of Rhyl town centre.

The key elements of the first phase of the project are:

  • The development includes 16 individual food and retail units, a double-sided bar, a large flexible events space and an external area capable of holding events, markets or seating
  • The development of a flexible space which could accommodate a range of events including speciality markets, exhibitions, music, theatrical and film performances
Queen's buildings: Project milestones
MilestoneCompleted / Forecast
Acquisition of Queen's buildings March 2019
Refurbishment of Underground car park April 2019
Submit Prior Approval Notice for demolition August 2020
Cabinet Briefing September 2020
Strategic Investment Group September 2020
Rhyl Members update September 2020
Cabinet September 2020
Asset Management Group September 2020
Secure consent for demolition September 2020
Commence Pre-Planning Application process/consultation September 2020
Submit planning application January 2021
Commence demolition and asbestos removal January 2021
Commence main contractor selection process May 2021
Appoint main contractor for construction August 2021
Secure planning consent September 2021
Complete demolition January 2022
Start Phase 1 construction August 2022
Complete Phase 1 construction December 2023
Complete fit out and operational testing To be confirmed
Market Hall/Event Space open for business To be confirmed