A NEW 'hub' located on the site of a former court building is now officially open for business.

Hannah James has breathed new life into the County Court on Clwyd Street by transforming it into Clwyd Chambers. The court building closed in 2016.

The new hub - which provides work spaces and provides mentoring - offers both meeting and function rooms. For the opening, more than 50 guests - including cllr Alan James, mayor of Rhyl - took a tour of the new hub, which includes 13 flexible small business units.

Chartered building surveyor Hannah, a former Rhyl High School pupil, said: "It was great to see so many people take an interest and have the opportunity to show them what Clwyd Chambers and Rhyl have to offer. I’d like to thank everyone who came along to make it such a fantastic day.

"I chose Rhyl as it’s my home town, my family have lived here for four generations.

"We have already got businesses signed up to take on some of the units and have taken bookings for the function and meeting rooms."

Hannah purchased the building in September.

The Coventry University graduate, who runs her own firm, Hannah James Associates from Clwyd Chambers, has been supported with a grant from Denbighshire County Council.

She also received support from Business Wales.