Developer Ion has selected shedkm as main architect on its Queens Market project in Rhyl’s West Parade.
The site covers around 97,000 sq ft and is being promoted as an opportunity for a market development combining retail, arts and crafts, along with food and drink, residential and a civic hub.
Ion has said that “our vision is to create a new and contemporary market complementing the ongoing regeneration of Rhyl Waterfront”.
Ion is also working with Denbighshire County Council as part of a wider scheme to transform Rhyl’s town centre. The Welsh Government confirmed in late 2018 that it is to contribute £2.5m to the local authority to acquire and develop the site, which formerly housed a market and the Savoy Hotel. Some demolition is required on site.
Developments completed so far include a Travelodge, which Ion and its contractor Wynne Construction handed over last month. The 30,000 sq ft hotel was delivered on the East Parade car park site.
The £25m investment programme on Rhy’s seafront also includes the Pavilion Theatre, which underwent a £2.4m upgrade ,again delivered by Ion and Wynne, in early 2018. On behalf of the council and Alliance Leisure, ISG is delivering SC2, a successor to the Rhyl Sun Centre.