The North Wales town of Rhyl is in
the midst of a wide redevelopment
programme of its promenade and
seafront. The centrepiece of this
work is a steel-framed waterpark, which on
completion should help to boost the local
economy by increasing visitor numbers.
Working in partnership with
Denbighshire County Council, Alliance
Leisure is developing the project and has
appointed ISG to deliver the work as part of
a long-standing framework agreement.
Located alongside Rhyl’s long and sandy
beach and next to a local landmark known
as the sky tower (a former viewing tower),
the project sits on a plot once occupied by a
Victorian pavilion and, in more recent times,
a skate park.
Housed within a double wedged-shaped
structure, topped with wave-like roofs, the
contract will deliver a 1,200m2 pool hall
with flumes, slides and water play features,
an adventure area containing a multi-level
adventure play structure, a changing village
and a café and bar area.
Externally, an existing splash pad will
be retained but with additional water play
equipment installed, various terraced seating
areas and an external food and beverage pod.
One large steel frame houses the entire
facility with a line of columns and a partition
wall running down the middle of the
building. This essentially separates the wet
zone (aquatics area) from the dry multi-level
Each of these zones is housed within
The project sits next
to a former landmark
Steel construction has come to the fore to create two large
wedge-shaped halls, topped with wave-like roofs to house a
waterpark and leisure space. Martin Cooper reports from Rhyl.
The scheme features
two structures topped
with wave-like roofs