Rhyl regeneration

Rhyl Town Centre Plan

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We're working to regenerate Rhyl by focusing on activities that increase footfall, attract more economically active residents to live in the town, improve its reputation, and nurture business confidence and growth. Our regeneration delivery programme contains projects focusing on Tourism & Visitors, Town Centre, and Living & Working in Rhyl.

Click a heading below to find out about our development projects in Rhyl. 

The waterfront

The Rhyl waterfront development project includes;

    1. The Hospitality Zone - refurbishment of the Pavilion Theatre and car park, construction of a new hotel and family pub/restaurant and demolition of the Sun Centre.
    2. The Family Entertainment Zone – construction of Town Plaza with high quality public realm and restaurant zone, positioned by the existing cinema and around the Sky Tower, which is proposed for refurbishment as a static light beacon. The proposals for this zone also incorporate revisions to the Children’s Village and Underground Car Park areas.
    3. The Aquatic Centre – new aquatic facility to replace the former Sun Centre, to be located next to the Family Entertainment Zone.
    4. The Active Leisure Zone – creation of new commercial outdoor activities in the area between Memorial Garden and the outdoor Events Arena

Planning applications

You can view the planning applications for this project by searching for the following planning reference numbers on our planning applications page.

Development Planning reference
The Hospitality Zone  45/2016/0740
Children's village underground car park 45/2016/0999
 Sky Tower 45/2016/0998

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Hotel development

We are working with Whitbread plc to develop a Premier Inn hotel and Brewers Fayre restaurant on the site of the former Honey Club and Mint Arcade on 21-26 West Parade.

Jobcentre Plus is working with Whitbread plc to ensure that residents have an opportunity to secure the new jobs that are created.

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Housing improvement

The Rhyl West ward had made a significant contribution to the resort’s prosperity from the Victorian era by providing holiday accommodation in properties in close proximity to the promenade and seaside attractions. But as the tastes of visitors changed, these holiday properties fell into use as year round residential accommodation resulting in a concentration of poor quality housing, an imbalance in housing type and tenure, and high levels of social deprivation in the ward. 

What are we doing to help?

In order to address the issues faced by West Rhyl, a vision was adopted for the area which involved the creation of a transformational sense of place with an open space at its core, and the development of new housing designed to meet the highest standards of energy efficiency, to provide a wider range of housing tenures and to ensure the sustainability of the neighbourhood. 

We’ve been working in partnership with North Wales Housing Association, Pennaf Housing Group, Rhyl Town Council, Welsh Government, West Rhyl Community Land Trust and private sector developers to deliver this vision.

We are focused on the following areas;

  • Abbey Street - We will remove four former HMOs and clear the landscape to enhance its appearance until work starts on the construction of new family homes. 
  • Gerddi Heulwen - a high quality urban park which was completed in March 2015
  • 3-9 Abbey Street - five family homes for rent with private gardens in remodelled properties by Pennaf Housing Group
  • 11-33 Abbey Street - seven new build family houses and four apartments for rent in a remodelled property by West Rhyl Community Land Trust
  • 6-12 Edward Henry Street - four family homes for rent in properties remodelled by Pennaf Housing Group
  • Gronant Street - twenty new build family homes for purchase through Pennaf Housing Group
  • 14-24 John Street - a mix of two family town houses, eight apartments and two maisonettes remodelled for private rent

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