May 10, 2021
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A derelict pub left ravaged after a fire has been transformed into a hub for entrepreneurs.
Costigan's building on Bodfor Street, Rhyl has been brought back to life thanks to £312,000 funding through the European Regional Development Fund and the Welsh Government.
Work is now finished on the town's "co-working tech hub," which offers space for around 20 business start-ups in flexible accommodation with space to host events and a coffee shop on site.
It began life as a pub in the 1800s before it became home to Rhyl Folk Club in the 50s.
But it fell into disrepair and was left damaged by a fire in 2009.
Boasting co-working spaces in the heart of Rhyl, Costigans has been completely redeveloped to serve the next generation of small businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs looking for their business home.
Startup and coworking experts, TownSq has been chosen by Denbighshire County Council to take on the building which is expected to be used to support businesses, create jobs and grow the local economy.
Carl Turner, senior community manager for TownSq said: “We're delighted to have been appointed as operators of the Costigan’s Coworking hub and are excited to get underway.
"We've already begun drawing up plans to create a welcoming community of start-ups and small businesses and are now looking for a community manager to help us find some founding members."