PICTURES have shown the latest progress made to the current demolition process of the Queen’s Market building in Rhyl.

Planning consent was approved earlier this year for the construction of a new indoor market hall, event space and external landscaped area, along with the refurbishment of the Queens Chambers building fronting Sussex Street.

The first phase of the scheme is expected to start early next year, and the demolition work is projected to reach its conclusion by December.

A spokesperson from Denbighshire County Council said: “Funding for phase one of the Queen’s Building project has been provided by Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government.

“Appointed contractors, Wynne Construction, are currently working with the council on the detailed designs of phase one which is expected to start on site early in 2022, once the current demolition process is completed.”

In June, the demolition work to the sites was temporarily halted to ensure the safe demolition of the remaining properties, which followed a scaling back of the plans in April after costs spiralled out of control.

Wynne Construction previously delivered the successful Travelodge hotel project in the town, which was completed in January 2019.