Muse submits Colwyn Bay plans

Muse Developments has submitted a planning application for the first phase of a town centre scheme in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

The application relates to a new office building for Conwy County Council, plus 354 car parking spaces on Conway Road. The site is currently occupied by surface car parking and an existing office building.

The proposed four-storey, BREEAM Excellent, 95,000 sq ft office building could accommodate around 750 staff and replace up to 13 existing offices.

Muse, selected as the council’s preferred development partner in September 2015, said the project will enable the council to operate more efficiently, reduce its carbon footprint and improve services for customers, by consolidating staff and services onto fewer sites. Muse has also submitted an additional planning application for a new 167-space surface car park to provide enhanced facilities at Parc Eirias.

Wes Erlam, development director at Muse Developments, said: “Not only will the scheme provide much-needed new office accommodation for the Council, it will also improve the physical environment and act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Colwyn Bay town centre.”

Cllr Dilwyn Roberts, leader of Conwy County Council said: “The project is progressing well and I’m pleased that the planning application has now been submitted. The proposal for the new office building is a key part of our vision to revitalise the town.”

The second phase includes plans to redevelop an existing grade two-listed civic building to the east of the town. Options for the future use of the building are still being considered.

Muse is advised by AHR Architects, engineer Arup, mechanical and electrical consultant Hannan Associates and planning consultant HOW Planning.

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