North Wales to benefit from regeneration push

Several North Wales communities are set to benefit from new funding that has been made available by the Welsh Government to help some of the poorest areas to regenerate their towns and cities.

The biggest beneficiary will be the seaside resort town of Rhyl, which is due to receive £3.5m. These funds will be used to demolish the seafront Sun Centre, which was built for tourists, and replace it with a new family entertainment centre.

In total, in this round of funding, the Welsh Government is providing £12.8m to be used for regeneration. The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, told the press how this cash would be spent across Wales. She said:

“This additional £12.8m is a huge boost to 12 key regeneration projects across Wales which will make a very real difference to their local communities. As well as improving important local services, the funding will create hundreds of jobs and traineeships and boost Wales’ housing supply.”

North Wales architects are enthusiastic partners in the many schemes that are planned to improve the standard of housing and facilities available to locals. Another area that will benefit is Anglesey, which will receive £531,000 towards 16 new two-bedroom flats. Colwyn Bay will benefit by receiving £680,000, which will be used to improve energy efficiency for 33 of the town’s properties. A further £600,000 will be spent on building a new rail terminus in Gwynedd, and £400,000 will be made available to improve access.

Posted by Mark
April 14, 2016
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