Lighting up the skies of Rhyl

Work on transforming Rhyl’s Sky Tower into a light beacon is progressing at a pace, with the structure being lit up for the first time later this week.

The transformation of the Sky Tower forms a part of planned major regeneration of Rhyl waterfront, and comes hot on the heels of news that the brand new waterpark on the promenade has been given approval by Denbighshire’s Planning Committee.

Enhancement of the Sky Tower has included the removal of the redundant gondola base structure, redecorating the exterior of Rhyl’s landmark structure and installing a feature lighting scheme to make the tower a visible statement of the town’s renewed confidence and regeneration. Graphics will be added to the new hoarding in the summer which depicts a timeline of Rhyl.

The Tower will be lit up from sunset on Thursday night until 2am every day and  will use various lighting colours that can be changed and programmed. 

 The development is being funded through Welsh Government.

Meanwhile, major works is also underway at the Pavilion Theatre where a new restaurant is being created as part of the major refurbishment and external works to modernise the façade of the building is also progressing well.

Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire and Cabinet Lead Member for the Economy, said: “This is yet another significant milestone in the regeneration of the town’s waterfront.

“The Sky Tower can be seen from far and wide and lighting up the Tower will enhance its uniqueness and make it a real attraction for people travelling towards Rhyl.

 

“We have an ambitious programme of development planned for Rhyl and this is yet another visual reminder that the regeneration work is on-going. We are putting together pieces of the regeneration jig-saw bit by bit and we firmly believe that all the projects planned will help attract visitors to the town and increase footfall, for the benefit of the local economy.

Posted on Thursday 20th July 2017