Developers have lodged the first plans for a family entertainment zone as part of the £33 million revamp of Rhyl promenade.
The Sky Tower has been earmarked for a complete makeover as an illuminated beacon along with proposals to improve parking and access to the Children’s Village.
Denbighshire County Council say work on the two schemes could begin around Christmas time if planning permission is given – it’s hoped the work will be completed by next spring.
Among the proposals by Neptune include two new pedestrian entrances into the Children’s Village and Sky Tower car parks to provide easier access into the town centre. A new flight of steps would also be built between the fun fair level and the beachside promenade.
Plans for the Sky Tower’s revamp as a monument include redecorating the exterior and installing a feature lighting scheme – Neptune said it would make the former ride ”a visible statement of the town’s renewed confidence and regeneration.”
Development Director, Rob Mason, said: ”The works to the Children’s Village car park are actually key to improving what is currently an underused asset. It will make access easier to an established attraction and will serve the new restaurant development that we creating next to the Vue Cinema as a future phase of the scheme.”
Denbighshire council leader Hugh Evans added: ”This is another important milestone for Rhyl’s waterfront development. The upgrading of the currently underused Children’s Village car park and iconic Sky Tower is another piece of the regeneration jig-saw. This work is designed to complement the emerging proposals for the Culture and Hospitality Zone of the Rhyl Waterfront scheme.”
Work on demolishing the former Sun Centre is nearly complete with a revamp of the adjoining Pavilion Theatre to follow in due course. Plans for a new aquatic centre on West Parade were unveiled earlier this month.