Anwyl Partnerships has completed the groundworks on a housing project aimed at tenants aged 55 and over, on the site of the former Grange Hotel.
The hotel was destroyed by fire more than a decade ago and the site was cleared in 2017 after it was condemned and left abandoned.
Anwyl’s four-storey block includes 41 one and two-bedroom apartments for older people.
This is the first project to begin on site under Wales & West Housing’s 10-year construction framework and is due for completion in January 2021.
Tom Anwyl, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships, said: “The vital regeneration of Rhyl is now very much underway with various private and public sector organisations and businesses driving this forward. The redevelopment of landmark buildings such as the Grange, which are particularly prominent both in terms of location and size, form an integral part of these plans.
“Work is very much under way at the site and we are using our own team as well as local sub-contractors to carry out the works.”
Joanna Davoile, director of development for Wales & West Housing, said: “The former Grange Hotel site has been derelict for some time and we’re proud that Wales & West Housing is bringing such a prominent site on Rhyl’s seafront back into use.
“We are aiming to build 2,500 homes for Wales over the next five years. There is a severe shortage of affordable housing in Denbigshire and these new apartments will provide much-needed high quality, warm, energy-efficient homes for over 55s in the Rhyl area.”