National developer and urban regeneration specialist, Muse Developments, has been selected by Conwy County Borough Council as the preferred development partner for a town centre scheme in Colwyn Bay, North Wales.
The development will provide new office accommodation in the centre of Colwyn Bay and redevelop an existing Grade II Listed civic building to the east of the town. The first phase has a gross development value of approximately £36 million.
Muse was chosen following a competitive procurement process which attracted significant interest from developers and investors.
The project will enable the Council to operate more efficiently and improve services for customers, by consolidating staff and services onto fewer sites.
A proposed new three-storey, BREEAM Excellent, 95,000 sq ft office building could replace up to thirteen existing offices and reduce the Council’s accommodation and carbon footprint.
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.”
Council Leader, Cllr Dilwyn Roberts, commented:
“We were determined to find the right development partner to help us achieve our goals; we’re looking forward to working with Muse on this exciting project.”
The new development is a key part of the Council’s wider strategy to regenerate Colwyn Bay town centre.
A public consultation will take place early next year prior to a planning application being submitted.