Rhyl Town Centre Redevelopment

Project date
05.11.2007
Type
  • Visioning
Location
Wales
Clients
Welsh Assembly Government
Associated team members
Associated documents

In November 2007 URBED became involved in the redevelopment of Rhyl town centre where we have been working with Rhyl Town Council and King Sturge to bring forward a key site.  The result of our work is a high quality mixed use scheme for the town centre with a focus on improved retail facilities.   A developer selection process began in Spring 2008 through a design competition.

Rhyl is a seaside town situated on the north-east coast of Wales at the mouth of the River Clwyd from the Irish sea.  It has a population of around 27,000 people and is the largest town in Denbighshire.  Rhyl is easily accessible by road and rail and has through trains to and from Manchester, Crewe, Holyhead, Cardiff and London.  Rhyl has some of the most beautiful beaches in Wales and is a popular holiday destination with a number of leisure activities along the sea front, which have seen major investment over the last few years.  There are several caravan parks in the area.

However, there has been a decline in tourism over the last decade and Rhyl now needs to strengthen its economic base and improve the overall quality retail offer and the physical environment to attract shoppers.  The 'Rhyl Going Forward Strategy' sets out a vision for the future of the town: ‘Rhyl will by 2015 seek to become an enjoyable place to live and work - a town supporting a balanced, permanent, stable and self-assured community within a prosperous and sustainable local economy’.

URBED are delighted to be a part of making this vision for Rhyl into a reality.