Developers have pushed forward with a bid to reopen and revamp Prestatyn’s Nova Centre.
An planning application has been submitted by Denbighshire County Council for a £3.6 million redevelopment of the leisure complex – one of three sites closed earlier this year following the collapse of operators Clwyd Leisure.
The council says its still working on more detailed designs for the Nova, but plans include improving the swimming and splash pools, creating a new changing area, multi-use space for the community and sports, retail units on the promenade and a soft play area with reception. There are also plans to rename the centre.
In May, councillors voted to spend £108,000 on drawing up the detailed plans for the site, which are due to be unveiled next month. If planning permission is granted, the centre could be reopened by July next year. Elsewhere in the town, the North Wales Bowls Centre is set to reopen next month after a redevelopment of its own.
The head of leisure at Denbighshire County Council, Jamie Groves, said: ”This project is seen as one of the main priorities for the town. There is a demand for this type of facility. Clearly there is going to be a spin off for businesses and to the economy. If we create the right destination, we want visitors and tourists to come back and use the facilities”.