Town Centre Regeneration

Holyhead Town Centre is the focus of a number of different regeneration initiatives.

Town Enhancements

Various small scale initiatives are being taken to improve the appearance and appeal of the town centre, including providing flower beds and hanging baskets, flower and tree planters, street bunting, flags and Christmas lights. 

Signs and Information Boards

Signage has been identified as a deficiency and is being improved. A number of visitor maps and interpretation boards have been installed. Further signage improvements are planned to help direct people from car parks and to places of interest. 

Townscape Heritage Initiative

Much of the town centre is designated as a historic Conservation Area. An application by the County Council to the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide £1.5m towards property improvements within the area has been successful. Information about the Townscape Heritage Initiative scheme can be viewed on www.hlf.org.uk.

Holyhead Town Centre Regeneration Scheme (HTCRS)

An investment of circa £6M to improve the town centre took place as part of the EU Objective One programme in the period July 2005 - December 2008, led by Anglesey County Council, and supported by the Welsh Assembly. Capital improvement works as part of the scheme included the following :-

  • Improving Stanley Crescent as a long-stay car park/coach park
  • Upgrading the Swift Square toilets and town centre alleyways
  • Clearence of derelict areas along Victoria Road to create a short-stay car park
  • Improving the rears of properties along Victoria Road
  • Improving town centre property frontages - (other frontages improvements ongoing via other funding schemes)
  • Support for clearing derelict buildings at Kingsland Road
  • Development of a landmark building next to the Bridge landing point

Part of the funding package involved revenue funding to pay for regeneration staff and an activities budget to provide for events and marketing (including this website)This scheme has also funded new traffic arrangements in Stanley Street and Williams Street.

Anglesey Three Towns Physical Regeneration Programme

A second phase of the town regeneration works and activities has taken place with a value of about £5m. The scheme also covered Llangefni and Amlwch, and was part of a package bid for North West Wales led by the Welsh Government which received EU funding approval The works in Holyhead included signage, environmental improvements, a townscape heritage project, support for the redevelopment of a vacant property, and town centre management in the period up to 2013.