Council reveal money made from Civic Centre
Conwy County Council has revealed how much money it made from the sale of its Civic Centre building in Colwyn Bay.
The authority faces an £18.5m shortfall next year, sparking fears of widespread service cuts and council tax rises.
But this week the authority revealed it boosted its bank balance by £250K from the sale of the building off Abergele Road near Old Colwyn.
Part of the Civic site was sold in August 2021 for a housing development whilst the building itself was put on the market at the end of 2021 after an earlier sale fell through.
Council staff vacated the Civic Centre building in 2018 when Conwy modernised its services and moved staff to its flagship state-of-the-art £58m Coed Pella building in the centre of Colwyn Bay.
The Civic Centre’s new owners revealed last week they plan to spend £2-3m to convert the iconic grade-two listed building into a four-star hotel.
Parc Eirias Hotel Ltd, a company owned by the owners of the award-winning Lawton & Lauriston Court Hotel in Llandudno, plans to convert the former council building into a 120-130 room hotel.
On-site beauticians, treatment rooms, and a bar are planned for the yet-to-be-named hotel.
The new hotel will create between 15-25 new jobs, capitalising on Parc Eirias’ array of pop concerts, sporting events, and proximity to Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay beach.
By Richard Evans – Local Democracy Reporter
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