Demolition works on the Queen’s Buildings in Rhyl are currently on hold whilst the contractors work with structural engineers to determine how to ensure the safe demolition of the remaining buildings.
Denbighshire County Council appointed contractors Wye Valley Demolition in January and since then the demolition work has been progressing well with just over half of the work completed. So far 57 -61 Queens Street, the former Savoy Hotel, Bistro and the garages have been demolished and the next planned stages include the Market Hall, the former Fusion night club, Queens Hotel and other associated buildings.
The Queen’s Buildings is a key catalyst project within the councils wider Rhyl Regeneration programme which is part funded by Welsh Governments Transforming Towns programme.
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council and Lead Member for the Economy, said:
“The demolition is progressing well with more than half the buildings on site now demolished. This short pause in the demolition is to ensure public safety and the safety of operatives within the Queens Theatre and arcade who are currently removing the asbestos that was discovered within those buildings.
‘It is great to see such a large scale project progressing in Rhyl and the new market hall and event space planned for the site will play a vital role in revitalising Rhyl town centre and wider Denbighshire economy.”
‘The project is already providing career opportunities for people within the community. So far four, six month apprenticeships have been secured as part of the demolition contract, along with additional work experience placements for local people via the Council’s Working Denbighshire project.”
Artist’s impressions of the planned mixed use scheme for the site, which includes residential apartments and more commercial space as well as the market hall and event space, have recently been installed around the site to show people about the ambitious plans to redevelop the site.
For the most up to date information about projects involved in the Rhyl regeneration programme, please visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/rhyl-regeneration