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CAD Architects unveil flagship £100m development project in North Wales

Jan 11, 2021

CAD Architects, has been appointed to work on the £100 million transformation of Holyhead waterfront. This will be one of the biggest projects of its kind in Wales.

The ambitious scheme, which opens for public consultation this week, aims to regenerate economic activity in the local area, by stimulating new local businesses whilst also attracting visitors, tourists and new residents to the location. CAD Architects was appointed by the company leading the project, Conygar Holyhead Limited, after they viewed the successful waterfront development projects that the Truro-based practice has carried out in Falmouth.

CAD Architects’ Managing Director, Mark Dawes, says:

“This is fantastic news for our business, building our presence on the national stage and bringing financial benefit back to Cornwall. It recognises the excellent portfolio of work we have already carried out, both in Cornwall and around the rest of the country. The proposed Holyhead Waterfront Redevelopment Scheme is comprehensive in its scope. It will incorporate a new 250-berth marina, amphitheatre, promenade and gardens, together with over 250 new homes. There are also two iconic 19th century listed buildings, which will be sympathetically restored and converted into apartments.

“Our vision is to transform Holyhead waterfront into a vibrant place to live, work and play, whilst preserving its unique character and protecting the existing setting. CAD Architects has over 20 years’ experience of working with developers on large scale developments that work in harmony with the local environment. Our team is looking forward to help bring the Holyhead Waterfront Redevelopment Scheme to life.”

A spokesperson for Conygar Holyhead Limited, says:

“It has taken our company over six years of careful planning to get this project to its current stage, where we are now ready to enter a period of public consultation. As local and national economies look to the future and seek to recover from the impact of the pandemic, large-scale projects of this kind will have a vital role to play, by providing new opportunities for growth and job creation.

“As soon as we met with the CAD Architects team and understood their visionary approach to projects, we knew that they were a perfect fit for the Holyhead Waterfront Redevelopment Scheme.”

Mark Dawes adds: “As an intriguing footnote, we have discovered that the local saint is St Cuby, the son of a Cornish King, who sailed from Cornwall to Anglesey and set up the abbey on Holy Island. So in bringing Cornish expertise to Anglesey, we are following in illustrious footsteps!”

After a period of public consultation this month, the final scheme will be presented to Ynys Mon Council for planning approval in April 2021. It is expected that construction work will create 700 new jobs.

Follow the link here to see the public consultation:

Virtual Exhibition – Holyhead Waterfront (