The work to transform Mold’s historic Bailey Hill site has finally begun. After ten years of planning, public consultations and grant applications, the Bailey Hill steering group has appointed TG Williams Builders as lead contractor for the restoration work. They are a family run business based in St Asaph with experience of undertaking major renovation work on historical buildings and sites.
The Bailey Hill steering group has secured funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, LEADER funding through Cadwyn Clwyd, Tourism Amenity Investment Support through the Welsh Government, Landfill Tax Communities Scheme and from the fantastic generosity and fund raising efforts of the local community. The Bailey Hill steering group is a partnership between Flintshire County Council, Mold Town Council and the Friends of Bailey Hill.
The funding has been secured to implement the Bailey Hill Masterplan, which includes an open air performance area, improved access to the site and redevelopment of the Custodian’s Cottage into a facility for the benefit of the community.
The ground floor of the cottage will have two rooms for community use, with information about the park, an office and small kitchen, along with a public convenience. Upstairs will be a two bedroomed flat rented out by Mold Town Council, to assist future funding of the site.
As improving access to the park is one of the major elements of the redevelopment, a great deal of construction work will be taking place in the entrance to the Bailey Hill. Every effort will be made to keep the park open to the public, however due to health and safety reasons there may be occasions when the park is closed for short periods of time. There is a temporary ramped access from King’s Christian Centre next to the entrance to Bailey Hill. Work is expected to take six months to complete.
Regular updates will be displayed on an information board just inside the main entrance of the park as well as on the Bailey Hill social media pages, Facebook and Twitter. You can also phone Jo Lane, Bailey Hill Project Officer, on 01352 758532.