Work on the first phase of Rhyl’s new Marina Quay development has been completed.
Four key brands – The Range, Farmfoods, Greggs and Poundworld – are set to open at the new £23.4 million development later in the summer.
But fast food giant Burger King has pulled out – developers Scarborough International Properties said plans to open a branch had fallen through.
It’s hoped the development at the site of the former Ocean Beach funfair could create up to 500 jobs once it is finished. Work on the second phase is due to start in the winter and talks are continuing with other retail and leisure firms on taking up space at the site.
Development director Paul Kelly said: ”Completion of this first phase of Marina Quay is a significant event not just for Marina Quay, but for the town of Rhyl as a whole. This new retail and leisure development will play an important role in attracting further food and leisure operators, establishing Rhyl as a key shopping destination in Wales.”
It’s understood Poundworld and Farmfoods will start fitting out their stores later this month with all four retailers due to be trading by early August.