A project to provide new office accommodation in the centre of Colwyn Bay and to redevelop the Civic Centre building to the east of the town is to get underway in 2016.
Conwy County Borough Council announced in September that Muse Developments Ltd had been chosen as the development partner for the project.
With the formalities being progressed, the project is now full-steam ahead with a busy schedule over the next 2 years.
Wes Erlam, development director at Muse Developments, said:
“We’re delighted to be chosen for this exciting project which will help the Council to operate more efficiently, reduce its carbon footprint and act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of Colwyn Bay town centre.
“We have an extensive track record of delivering similar successful schemes, and we’re looking forward to working closely with the Council to deliver an exceptional development for the benefit of the town and its residents.”
The new office accommodation in the centre of Colwyn Bay could potentially replace up to thirteen existing offices and reduce the Council’s accommodation and carbon footprint.
With a Gross Development Value of approximately £36m for Phase 1, this new development is a key part of the Council’s commitment to regenerate Colwyn Bay town centre. The development also promises some direct benefits for the area’s businesses and trades, starting with a Meet the Buyer event early in the New Year, so that local sub-contractors and suppliers can learn more about opportunities as part of the construction.
Council Leader, Cllr Dilwyn Roberts said,
“Bringing people into the heart of a town, brings vitality, footfall and spend. We feel passionately this development is right for Colwyn Bay and Conwy County Borough. We’re looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of the coming months.”
A public information event will be organised in January to give everyone an opportunity to look at the proposals, before the detailed planning application is submitted for the new offices. If all goes to plan work is expected to start at the town centre site in summer 2016 and to be completed in 2018. Muse will then progress to the Civic Centre redevelopment, with an anticipated completion date in 2019.