RESIDENTS views are being sought over plans for a historic Denbighshire building.

Locals are being encouraged to have their say over plans for the Butter Market in Denbigh.

The site was built in 1848, by Thomas Fulljames of Gloucester and formed part of a larger Borough Market complex between Crown Square and Chapel Place, the principal part of which has been demolished and replaced with the current town hall.

The surviving section served as a covered market for the sale of cheese and butter and above this was originally a large assembly room.

It has since been a brewery and for the past couple of decades it was Coleg Llandrillo's Denbigh campus building.

In 2018, the building became empty and a group came together to discuss a project that could utilise the building to support the regeneration agenda of the wider town of Denbigh.

In December of last year, it was announced that Vale of Clwyd Mind (VOCM) had purchased the site with the aim of expanding its local services to the community.

As a result, the building is set to become a Cultural and Wellbeing Centre which will maintain a central base close to the centre of town, giving easy access to members and the community.

The project, supported by Grwp Cynefin, has also received Funding from Welsh Government in relation to the Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme (TRIP) Important buildings thematic project, which is overseen by Denbighshire County Council.

VOCM say the 'The culture, heritage and wellbeing project proposed involves renovating the building to allow third sector organisations to come together, create a social enterprise, ensure the sustainability of Denbigh Museum and create an attractive space for the local community and wider tourism to ensure that Denbigh becomes a destination point for visitors'.

They add that there are 'many people who could benefit from the project', including:

  • Residents of Denbigh and the surrounding area - can benefit from an important heritage building and community space.
  • Service users of the partners involved - Vale of Clwyd Mind, Age Connects and Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych that include a cross-section of the community from young people and family groups to older residents.
  • Visitors to Denbigh – with the museum and archive being relocated to the project

The next steps for the project's steering group is to consult with services users, volunteers, staff members and the wider community. This (and other) methods of consultation will gather information, ideas and the level of support towards the project.

This information will then be used to finalise what the project will involve, the architectural designs for the building as well as being a crucial element for grant applications.

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