The developer is seeking to build a 250-berth marina, 259 townhouses and apartments, and marine-related commercial and retail space within the £100m project’s scope.
Working with Cornwall-based CAD Architects, the listed Conygar Investment Company has now filed detailed plans for the development, looking to augment an outline consent granted in 2014 to Conygar and its then-partner Stena Line.
Plans went out to consultation earlier this year for a scheme that is scaled down from the iteration put forward by the previous partnership, that outline consent covering up to 325 homes, a hotel and 40,000 sq ft of retail.
The main elements of the project include:
- Introducing a wider mix of waterfront housing, including converting the listed former naval residence Soldiers Point House, along with associated outbuildings, into apartments
- Creating a yacht basin
- Halving the number of marina berths from 500 to 250; the introduction of an amphitheatre, terraced inlet and covered market arcade
- Breaking up development areas to improve views through the scheme
- Moving most of the project’s parking underground
- Raising the development platform to improve its resilience to climate change
Consultation and pre-application discussions concluded in August.
Robert Ware, chief executive of Conygar, said: “We are pleased to have submitted our planning application and are very optimistic that these proposals will be a catalyst for the regeneration of Holyhead, bringing significant economic benefits to the area and local community”.
Conygar’s plans include the construction of a new, robust breakwater. Taking up part of this reclaimed area will be Newry Beach, a signature development of six apartment blocks including 108 homes. The existing maritime museum in the area will be retained. Newry Beach’s commercial element will include the 250-berth marina.
The other key part of the residential proposal is Porth-y-Felin, built around a listed building of the same name. This will include 136 homes on reclaimed land, including apartments, terraces and villas; along with the yacht basin.