A SITE destroyed by a fire more than a decade ago has undergone a £5.1 million renovation.

Anwyl Partnerships has handed over an over 55’s housing project at the former Grange Hotel in Rhyl. A total of 41 new homes have been created.

Residents have already started moving into the homes which were delivered for Wales & West Housing.

The former Grange Hotel was destroyed by fire over a decade ago.

The site was eventually cleared in 2017, having been condemned and left abandoned for a number of years since the damage occurred.

Mike Nevitt, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships, said: “It’s great to see this important project handed over. Not only are we creating much needed, quality homes in Rhyl but we have also played an important role in the ongoing regeneration of the town.

“The prominent location of the site has meant that the former Grange Hotel had become a real eyesore and was being targeted by anti-social behaviour.

"The development is now complete and residents are already beginning to make the apartments their homes. We anticipate that this investment will help further stimulate the transformation of Rhyl and increase the area’s desirability and attractiveness for residents and visitors alike.”

The scheme is located on Rhyl’s East Parade.

The four-storey single-block scheme is made up of 41 one and two-bedroom apartments for older people, including several specially-adapted accessible apartments, providing much needed housing for this specific demographic.

Gary Cook, regional development Manager in North Wales for Wales & West Housing, said: “We’re proud to see the first residents move into the Grange, such a well known site in the Rhyl area which has been regenerated into much needed affordable homes in Denbighshire.

"The new apartments will be warm, energy-efficient and are situated in an excellent location on Rhyl’s seafront.

“The Grange is one of a number of our new developments in North Wales, part of our ambitious development programme to deliver hundreds of new homes in Wales each year which will help to address the national shortage of affordable housing.”