ISG has started building a £15m waterpark in Rhyl, on behalf of Alliance Leisure and Denbighshire County Council.
The scheme, approved earlier this year by the council, includes a 12,000 sq ft indoor water space with flume rides, a children’s water play areas and party rooms. Outdoors, there will be two “splash pads”, sun lounger areas, beach changing huts and café bar terraces.
ISG is constructing the waterpark as part of its long-standing construction framework with Alliance.
The development is forecast to attract 350,000 additional visitors to the town every year.
The town’s skate and paddling pool, previously on the site, has been dismantled and will be relocated. More formal swimming facilities will remain at Rhyl Leisure Centre
The new facilities are set to open in early 2019 and will be operated by the council.
Elsewhere in the North Wales town, which has suffered years of economic decline and lack of investment, Ion Developments is the council’s delivery partner for the wider development of the waterfront area. Proposals include refurbishment of the Pavilion Theatre, a Travelodge hotel and Marstons pub and refurbishment of the iconic 240ft Sky Tower, decommissioned as a ride in 2015.