Commercial Investment

Holyhead is experiencing new commercial investment on an unprecedented scale and the town is now one of the most important private investment locations in the region.

The following identifies some significant investment schemes:-

Tesco Supermarket

This major store near A55 Junction 2 opened in 1998. It attracts large numbers of shoppers from across Anglesey, as well as many ferry users. Planning consent was granted in early 2010 for a major extension & remodelling which has since been built.

Lidl Supermarket

A site near to the Port entrance/Black Bridge was developed to provide a Lidl supermarket, which opened in 2002.

Penrhos Retail Park

Land next to Penrhos Industrial Estate has been developed to provide four large commercial units, which opened during 2003. The current retail tenants are Argos, QS (previously Bewise), Instore and Farm Foods.

Asda & McDonalds

The former cattle lairage site next to A55 Junction 1 has been reclaimed and developed to provide a Asda supermarket and a McDonalds Restaturant, both opened in 2004.

Holyhead Retail Park

An area forming an early part of Penrhos Industrial Estate has been redeveloped to provide a second retail park, located next to Tesco and the Penrhos Retail Park. The occupiers of this site now include Brantano, Peacocks, Carpet World, New Look,Wilkinsons, and Pets Store. These stores opened during 2005.

Holyhead Marina

This private development is taking place on the north side of the town, in the outer harbour/Newry Beach area. The number of pontoon berths has steadily increased to about 150 and should increase over time to the consented 500. This development includes marina facilities and commercial units on the ground floor and high quality residential flats on the upper floors.


A new £2M Travelodge hotel at Kingsland near A55 Junction 1 has been open since October 2007.

Morrisons Superstore

A Morrisons supermarket has been built on the site of the vacant Hedstrom factory, which opened in November 2008, creating about 250 jobs.