An iconic seaside attraction is undergoing a transformation by Wynne Construction. Work has started to turn the Sky Tower on Rhyl promenade into a static light beacon.
Wynne Construction is also carrying out an external refurbishment of the nearby Pavilion Theatre.
The projects form part of a major seafront re-development in Rhyl. Works at the Sky Tower involve repainting the structure in a light grey colour, removing passenger ramps and the ticket office, placing hoardings that will feature a timeline of Rhyl's history around the base of the structure, and installing LED feature lighting onto the tower.
The work at the Pavilion Theatre includes remodelling and updating the front and rear entrances that will include an illuminated wall. The tallest part of the pavilion, known as the Fly Tower, will be modernised with new cladding and feature a full height illuminated panel.
Wynne's contract also includes resurfacing of the main pavilion car park and creation of an additional, fully porous, overflow car park.
Wynne Construction project manager for both sites, Mark Wilson, said: "The additional overflow car park will allow for a further 150 parking spaces and will be completely porous so that rain water can drain freely through it. We're using a product that is honeycomb plastic that will be filled with clean stone."
Wynne Construction will employ a total of 30 contractors and staff that include specialist painters, electricians, scaffolders, bricklayers, ground workers, steel fabricators, curtain wall fitters and cladding contractors to carry out the works on the pavilion, the sky tower and the new car park.
Mark added: "We recruit local contractors where possible, keeping the project spend within the North Wales economy."
Both projects are part of the £4.5m Rhyl waterfront redevelopment being carried out by Denbighshire Council. Also as part of the scheme, planning permission has already been granted for a Travelodge hotel, Marston's family pub/restaurant, a third commercial unit and for works to the resortís Children's Village car park.