Denbighshire County Council has appointed a contractor to carry out the full refurbishment of the former East Parade Café to create a modern youth centre in Rhyl.

The modern youth centre will create a comfortable environment for young people to develop skills and access tailored support through activities and training.

Contactors Adever who has worked with the council on previous projects will begin on site from next week to carry out refurbishment works to the building which are expected to take six weeks to complete with a view to open in September 2022.

Plans for the work include creating a chill out zone, games area, training, a multi station kitchen for independent living skills and training as well as a bespoke therapeutic space.

A consultation group made up of young Rhyl residents have been attending meetings at the property to input their ideas and choose decor for the centre.

The Youth Service is working with a variety of partners and departments to put in place support for young people with their social, emotional and education needs including Welsh language provision.

Cllr Gill German, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Education, Children and Families said:“I am pleased that works to create a modern youth centre in Rhyl are progressing.

“The centre aims to act as an opportunity hub to assist our young residents overcome a variety of barriers and allow them to achieve their potential.

“This is another project that plays a part in the Council’s wider Rhyl Regeneration Project. I am looking forward to continue watching it progress.”

To find out more about the Denbighshire County Councils Rhyl Regeneration programme visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/community-and-living/regeneration/rhyl/rhyl-regeneration