Preparation works are continuing ahead of the demolition of 123-125 High Street, Rhyl.
Scaffolding has now been installed around the dangerous structure to safeguard the building and prevent danger to the public.
Local firm, B&W Builders has been appointed to carry out stabilisation works to the adjoining properties and have started work ahead of the start of the demolition of 123-125.
This project is part of the Council’s Rhyl Vision, which focuses on key areas of regeneration including improving the appearance of the town centre and linking it with the promenade and has support from the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns project.
This work will complement the Queen’s Market development and the developments which have already been completed on the waterfront.
Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “We have already started with stabilisation works and we will continue to press on with other preparation works which will allow for demolition to begin as soon as possible.
“Due to an ongoing survey with structural engineers who deemed the building as unsafe, demolition of the building is necessary to keep the public safe.
“The condition of the buildings are being closely monitored and officers are communicating with surrounding businesses, offering support where possible.
“The area remains open for pedestrians however, we had to make the regrettable decision to close both lanes to traffic due to the junction at the end of the High Street being a particularly dangerous area.
“We want to remind members of the public that surrounding businesses are operating as normal.
“Although no formal plans have been drawn up or adopted for the site, we will work with the community and carry out a full consultation on any plans, which will be subject to the planning process, as they develop.”
Stabilisation work on the adjoining buildings are due to be complete in the next few weeks and the full demolition of 123-125 is expected to take up six weeks to complete once started.
Arrangements are in place to allow access for deliveries for businesses Monday to Saturday