Friends of the Scala AGM

Friends of the Scala will hold their annual general meeting on Monday 19th March 2007 at 7pm, it will be held at the Kings Hall Prestatyn (opposite Pendyffryn medical practice). We are inviting everyone to attend and give your views on what we do or what you would like to see us doing over the next exciting months of the Scala rebuild. We look forward to seeing you there.

DCC: Scala Work Started!

The Scala construction site commences with the installation of green fencing (Photo: 2007 Graham Smith)
The Scala construction site commences with the installation of green fencing (Photo: 2007 Graham Smith)

Down with the old!

Prestatyn High Street will change forever this week with the start of the long awaited work to transform the former Scala Cinema site. Contractors R.L. Davies are now on site and demolition machinery will be moving in on Thursday this week ready to clear the area for work to start on a new £3.5m arts centre, funded by a package secured by Denbighshire County Council and its partners, including Prestatyn Town Council and the Welsh Assembly, in January. The former Scala cinema closed in 2000, due to structural problems.

Councillor Sue Roberts, Denbighshire’s Cabinet lead member for promoting the county said:

“I am extremely pleased that work is now underway. Once complete this centre will help to bring life and activity back into the High Street and provide cultural, community and educational facilities which I am sure will become highly valued by the local community.”

Prestatyn’s Mayor, Councillor Sharon Frobisher, said:

“The development of this town centre site is very important to businesses and the community as a whole. We are all looking forward to seeing the character of the town enhanced with this contemporary building which is sure to become a focal point for the people of Prestatyn and an attraction for those living further afield.”

Source: Denbighshire County Council Press Release

DCC: Contractor chosen to build the Scala

A Colwyn Bay firm have been chosen to build the new £3.5m Scala Cinema and Arts Centre, Prestatyn.

R.L. Davies Ltd will perform the renovation work on the derelict building, which was closed six years ago due to structural problems. A funding package for the Scala was secured by Denbighshire and its partners, including Prestatyn Town Council, in January.

Cllr Sue Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Promoting Denbighshire, said:

“It has taken us six years to get to this stage with the Scala, and I am delighted that a local North Wales based contractor has been awarded the contract. “I am sure that R.L. Davies and the design team will do a great job transforming this derelict building and site into something that people of Prestatyn can be proud of.”

Cllr Sharon Frobisher, Mayor of Prestatyn, said:

“As a major partner in this scheme, Prestatyn Town Council are also pleased that jobs will be provided for people from North Wales during the construction of the new Scala.”

Dave Bellfield from R.L. Davies, said:

“We are delighted to have secured the contract to build the new Scala Cinema and Arts Centre, as we know how much this scheme means to the people of Prestatyn.”

Source: Denbighshire County Council Press Release