Demolition work has started on a row of buildings in Rhyl town centre.
The terrace on Queen Street was brought by Denbighshire County Council following concerns from engineers about the condition of some of the buildings.
Last February, planning permission was granted for new apartments and retail units as part of the town’s multi-million pound regeneration scheme.
The road has been closed to traffic since January while scaffolding was installed to support the structures at risk. Some of the buildings have remained vacant for the last twenty five years.
The council said demolition work would be completed as quickly as possible – the road will remain reopen for pedestrians with businesses unaffected. It’s hoped the street will reopen to traffic in time for the school holidays in July.