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The Môn a Menai Regeneration Area programme was developed to secure the future prosperity of Anglesey and north Gwynedd.

It was announced in October 2006 as a response by the Welsh Government and our partners to the decommissioning of Wylfa power station. We have invested over £23.4m in the area.

An action plan for Môn a Menai was published in February 2008 which developed into the strategy framework for the regeneration programme which ran from 2011-14. It aimed to secure the future prosperity of Anglesey and Gwynedd, based on a strong economic hub on both sides of the Menai Strait.

Our Partners

The Mon a Menai Regeneration Area was delivered in partnership with the local authorities, educational institutions and the private and third sectors.

Themes

The regeneration programme focused on 6 key themes:

  • low carbon energy
  • innovation, knowledge and skills
  • infrastructure, mobility and transport
  • natural environment, heritage and coastal assets
  • sustainable communities and well-being
  • residual projects from original programme

Our new regeneration framework Vibrant and Viable Places is now in operation.

Projects approved

The projects approved for our Regeneration Area funding were selected to address Strategic Framework themes and priorities.  

Examples of projects funded in the Mon a Menai Regeneration Area include:

Pontio

Pontio was developed by Bangor University. This project will develop a sustainable Arts & Innovations Centre in the heart of the city centre. Pontio will be home to theatre productions, film, music, circus, dance and other innovative performing arts projects and will benefit the local community through creating hundreds of jobs. We offered financial support of £400k towards the total £45m cost.   £15m funding was made available from the Welsh Government’s Strategic Capital Investment Fund, £12.5m from European Regional Development fund, it also received £3.5m from Arts Council Wales, £16m from Bangor University and £1m from Mon a Menai, Garfield Weston and other donors.

Shaping The Future

Mentor Mon has worked to expand career opportunities for people employed in the Welsh nuclear power industry and help them to use their skills to find jobs in other industries as two nuclear power sites at Wylfa and Trawsfynydd, are closed down. We invested £250k towards the  £4m project cost.

Gallows Point, Beaumaris

Anglesey Boat Company redeveloped the boat sheds at Gallows Point to  provide facilities for the storage and workshops for maintenance of boats.  The project will provide nine units with a total floorspace of 767 sq m creating accommodation for up to 23 boats We invested £300k towards the £900k project cost.

Contact us:

RegenNorthandMid@wales.gsi.gov.uk