Ambitious plans for Rhyl seafront

26/09/2012

MULTI-MILLION pound plans to breathe new life into a derelict funfair site in Rhyl, North Wales are about to go on display.

Up to 350 jobs will be created by the £55m Ocean Plaza scheme which will see a new hotel, supermarket, pub, homes and landscaping, incorporating the Foryd Harbour Bridge.

Tomorrow and Friday, public consultation events will be held at Rhyl Town Hall as Scarborough Development Group unveil their ambitious plans.

The firm purchased the site on West Parade in 2010 after previous owners, Modus Properties went into administration.

Rhyl funfair was demolished to make way for Ocean Plaza in 2007.

For five years, the site has remained boarded up and empty, though flood defence works were recently completed.

But after the consultation period, it is hoped a planning application will be submitted next month with work expected to start next year.

As well as a proposed 95,000sq ft Asda store reportedly set to employ up to 470 people, SDG revealed there would be an 80-bedroomed hotel, 20,000 sqft of offices, a stand alone leisure unit and more than 200 sea-front apartments.

The project forms just part of a “masterplan” by Denbighshire Council to “revolutionise” the faded resort with private and public investment.

Lee Savage, development director at Scarborough, said: “We have all worked tirelessly and are really excited to have reached this stage of the project.

“We hope that the scheme will appeal to the public and that there will be a positive reaction from the people of Rhyl.”

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