Delivering Urban Regeneration: Case Studies in North Wales

Delivering Urban Regeneration: Case Studies in North Wales


On March 8th 2016, CREW in partnership with Cartrefi Conwy held an event in Abergele titled 'Delivering Urban Regeneration: Case Studies in North Wales'.


The event included case studies and examples of projects taking place in North Wales which are supporting the regeneration aims of the region. There was a particular focus on the work being done in Colwyn Bay, with the Bay Life initiativeColwyn Bay Townscape Heritage Initiative and the improvements to the housing stock of the town and nearby estates.


Delegates also had the opportunity to listen to the work being delivered in Holyhead by the Isle of Anglesey County Council through the Holyhead Townscape Transformation Project.


The presentations delivered on the day are available to view by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page.


Site Visits


In the afternoon a group were given a guided tour of some completed projects in Colwyn Bay, which also included a site visit to Parc Peulwys - an award winning project delivered by Cartrefi Conwy. A video of the project can be viewed here.


The group then visited a second housing refurbishment project by Cartrefi Conwy, which was located in Colwyn Bay itself. 94 Conwy Road is a former Local Authority office and a listed building. It was recently converted in to intermediate rental residential flats. All flats are now occupied by tenants.


Following on from 94 Conway Road, the group then visited a project on Station Road, which was supported by the Townscape Heritage Initiative. 41 - 43 Station Road is Grade II Listed, built in 1892 and a former Municipal Building. It was renovated in 2013, and is now the home of Porters bistro and cafe, and includes meeting and training rooms on the upper floors. The group were kindly given a guided tour by Liz Wilson from CAIS, a charity who occupy a large portion of the upper floors.


The site visit concluded with a short walking tour of Station Road, with Judi Greenwood and Katherine Dutta from the Colwyn Bay THI team showing the group some other completed THI projects which included a pop-up shop project and a full refurbishment of the Station eatery.


CREW would like to thank the speakers and tour guides for their time in preparing for and participating in the event and also many thanks to Cartrefi Conwy for providing the event space, facillities and lunch.