Plans for a multi-million pound waterfront development to transform an Anglesey seafront have been unveiled.
The Holyhead Waterfront project would bring a 500-berth marina, restaurants and shops, nearly 400 seafront homes, and an 80-room hotel to the port town.
It is tipped to create several hundred jobs and establish the town as a prime tourist location.
Other proposals include a relocated maritime museum, the creation of a visitor centre with sailing facilities, and workshops for marine apprentices.
These are the first artist’s impressions of how the ambitious development would look. A planning application will be submitted next month by developers Conygar Stena Line.
The initial plans have been widely welcomed with hopes that the investment will regenerate the town.
Holyhead Regeneration Group chairman John Chorlton yesterday said: “From what I know so far this is a very exciting development.
“If it creates the jobs that it says it will then this will be very good news for Holyhead. “I will have to see the full details though before making any decision.”
A spokesman for Conygar Stena Line said: “The development seeks to create a new social and commercial destination for Holyhead, linking the established town to Soldiers Point and the Breakwater Country Park.
“This exciting development presents an excellent opportunity to regenerate the Holyhead Waterfront and, we believe, would significantly raise the profile of Holyhead as a residential and tourist destination, bringing significant economic benefits to the town, area and region as a whole.”