Green light for Sky Tower beacon works

Preparation works have started on the latest scheme that forms part of the major waterfront re-development in Rhyl.

Initial preparation works have  started at the Sky Tower on the promenade as the Council prepares to refurbish the unique structure and transform it into a static light beacon. The works will involve painting the structure, installing lighting and placing hoardings around the base of the structure. 

The proposal was drawn up by Ion (formerly Neptune) as part of the Rhyl waterfront development proposals and works will be carried out by local firm Wynne Construction.

This is one of several projects underway along the waterfront.  External refurbishment works have already begun at the Pavilion Theatre.  This will see a new façade on the side of the building that used to join up to the Sun Centre, repainting and recladding of the main Theatre building and a new entrance foyer created.

Internal refurbishment works are already underway inside the building.  Works will include the full refurbishment of the bar areas, as well as the creation of a new restaurant.  

Work is also underway on creating a brand new car park next to the theatre and planning permission has already been granted for a hotel – Travelodge, family pub/restaurant – Marstons, a third commercial unit and for works to the Children’s Village car park.

Councillor Hugh Evans, Cabinet Lead Member for the Economy, said: “This is an exciting time for Rhyl, with several projects underway and these developments come hot on the heels of the Rhyl Waterpark proposal being approved by Full Council.

“The Sky Tower is such a unique structure and can be seen for miles along the North Wales Coast. We want to transform it into a unique landmark that will light up the area and form an important feature of the hospitality zone along the waterfront.

“Developments and improvements to the promenade will not only benefit Rhyl’s economy through increased footfall from visitors  but also let the communities of  Denbighshire and wider North Wales region know exactly what the town has to offer”.

Posted on Monday 13th March 2017