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Transformation of Queen’s Market in Rhyl reaches first milestone

A major milestone in the transformation of a historic Rhyl site will be reached in early November, as residents are warned of potential disruption around the site during this time.

As part of the development of the Queen’s Market building along the town’s promenade, Wynne Construction will be undertaking significant concrete pouring on November 1 and 3, with activity due to run into the early hours on both days.

Further activity will see the Bodelwyddan-based contractor carry out power floating to the surface to achieve a modern finish.

Concrete deliveries are expected to start after 8am, and due to the volume required, there will be increased construction traffic on the surrounding roads.

In addition, due to the on-site process and curing period followed by the power floating, work is likely to finish in the early hours.

Andy Lea, project manager at Wynne Construction, said: “This upcoming work marks a key step in the build and one which provides a strong and secure foundation for the rest of the build.

“Due to the scale of the concrete needed there will be increased levels of traffic around the site as trucks make their deliveries, as well as changes to regular working hours to ensure the concrete can be poured and finished in the right timeframe.

“While our team will be working hard to minimise any disruption to surrounding areas, we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank residents for their patience and understanding at this time.”

During the pouring and power floating, residents may hear a rotor noise similar to an airplane propellor rotating at speed, which is the sound generated from the power floater working to polish the concrete flooring.

Should the weather not be suitable, the pouring and setting will instead take place on the first day in the week which will be dry enough for the pouring to occur.

A third pour and power float is also planned for early 2023, which will see the foundation of the development finalised.

Following the completion of the floor slabs, Wynne’s attention will then turn to the installation of the superstructure steel frame and external cladding to house the new market hall.

The development will see the construction of a new indoor market hall containing a mezzanine for additional seating and pop-up vendors, as well as a versatile event space, offices for rent, and an external landscaped area.

Cllr Jason McLellan, Leader and Lead Member for Economic Growth and Tackling Deprivation said: “It is essential that Wynne Construction carry out these works to allow us to keep progressing with the Queen’s Market project, a key catalyst project within the wider Rhyl Regeneration programme.

“There may be a temporary noise disruption in the area, so appreciate the patience of those effected during this time. Once complete, this vibrant building will be a community asset for the whole of Denbighshire.”

Bodelwyddan-based Wynne Construction has been appointed by Denbighshire County Council to carry out the design and refurbishment of the century-old Queen’s Market in the first step of the transformation of the wider Queen’s Buildings which sit along the town’s promenade.

The council are currently looking for an operator to manage the completed development, with traders encouraged to register interest for a space with the council directly.