Rhyl’s Sky Tower has been a hub of activity as it transforms into a light beacon, with the 240ft structure being lit up properly last night as a test run, with many spotting the glow from our Rhyl caravan parks! This transformation into a ‘Light Beacon’ are part of the plans that form the major regeneration project of the Rhyl waterfront and comes a week after a £15m water park on the promenade was given the green light. To transform the Sky Tower into the new Light Beacon, workers first had to remove the gondola base structure, redecorate the outside and install feature lighting that would enable the tower to give a “visible statement of the town’s renewed confidence and regeneration.” The final stages of this transformation will include visual art and graphics adorning the new outer hoarding on the tower which will show a highly artistic timeline of Rhyl. The tower will be officialy lit up from sunset tomorrow and will burn bright until 2am each day, using multiple lighting colours that can be changed and programmed and was funded by the Welsh Government. Leader of Denbighshire and cabinet member for the economy, Councillor Hugh Evans said: “This is yet another significant milestone in the regeneration of the town’s waterfront. “The Sky Tower can be seen from far and wide and lighting up the tower will enhance its uniqueness and make it a real attraction for people travelling towards Rhyl. “We have an ambitious programme of development planned for Rhyl and this is yet another visual reminder that the regeneration work is on-going. We are putting together pieces of the regeneration jigsaw bit by bit and we firmly believe that all the projects planned will help attract visitors to the town and increase footfall, for the benefit of the local economy.” To see a fantastic video which captures the Sky Tower and the Rhyl landscape, press play below.
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