Monday, 21 September 2009

Redeveloping Rhyl’s Attractions

A study is looking at the best way to redevelop Rhyl's attractions.

Denbighshire County Council, the Department of Economy and Transport of the Welsh Assembly Government have commissioned a study from Roberts Limbrick Architects and Arwel Jones Associates, with the objective of reviewing the town’s key visitor attractions and to identify what, if any, new investment they should attract.

The study will examine the Suncentre and Pavilion Theatre, and other cultural and leisure facilities owned by the Council along the Denbighshire coastal strip, to ensure future capital investment is sustainable and meets the needs of a changing visitor market as well as the local community.

Owen Davies, Associate Director with Hyder said: “The coastal areas around Rhyl are a strategic priority for regeneration with significant investment being made in improving perception and experience of visitors to the town. The study will be building upon the work that has already started to address the visitor and local economy and masterplanning of Rhyl and we will be regularly meeting local stakeholders throughout the course of the study to ensure our work reflects the current and future potential for a sustainable, all-year, all weather attraction and theatre in Rhyl.”

Councillor David Thomas, Cabinet Lead Member for Regeneration, said: "This latest project looking at regeneration in terms of coastal attractions is an important tool in the wider regeneration of Rhyl. The area is heavily dependent on the tourism industry which attracts thousands of holidaymakers and day trippers year on year to the resort.

"It is vitally important that we make the best use of our tourism and recreational assets to allow the industry to continue to flourish and provide a welcome boost in the town."

Photograph: The pier, Rhyl. Photochrom print. Circa 1890-1900. From the Library of Congress Detroit Publishing Co. Collection.


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