Barry Island changing rooms to be converted into restaurants
The disused public changing rooms at Nell’s Point are in line for a new lease of life, following a recent marketing exercise by Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Developers Next Colour Ltd have been chosen to deliver a project that will see the premises converted into a number of high-quality restaurants.
Next Colour Ltd recently completed the refurbishment of the 1930’s cinema at Oyster Wharf at the Mumbles to a very high standard and the Council is optimistic a development of similar quality will be delivered in this instance.
The move represents another step in the regeneration of Barry Island, which has undergone extensive improvement works in recent years, including upgrading the Grade II Listed Edwardian shelter, the provision of modern toilet facilities and the creation of distinctive new beach huts.
Cllr John Thomas, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “The Council is pleased to announce this exciting new proposal. Bringing new high calibre restaurants to Barry Island will further boost the area and help cement its reputation as a first-class seaside resort. We hope it will make the location even more appealing to residents and visitors alike
“The Council has committed significant resources to upgrading the Island over the last few years and it’s encouraging to see that commitment lead to private investment in the area.
Next Colour CEO James Morse said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to redevelop the former changing rooms above the beach at Nell’s Point. It’s a fantastic site on one of Wales’ best blue flag beaches.
“We intend to develop a cluster of beachside restaurants with stunning views over the bay. Barry has seen huge regeneration over the last few years and we intend to deliver something special to the seafront. The aim is to further Barry Island’s appeal as a year-round destination and more detailed plans will be unveiled in the New Year.”
The Council were advised by Paul Tarling at Jones Lang LaSalle Limited and Next Colour were advised by David Blyth of BP2 property Consultants and Phillip Morris of EJ Hales.