CAERNARFON'S £15million-pound regeneration projects are making good progress with two of the three waterfront projects now open.

The town's Cei Llechi site has been transformed in the past few months. Through the Caernarfon Waterfront Initiative, Gwynedd Council is project managing the regeneration for Visit Wales.

The initiative has seen Gwynedd Council assisting a number of key local partners delivering Galeri 2, the new Welsh Highland Railway station and the Cei Llechi - Island Site.

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: "The Council and its partners have completed two of the main Caernarfon Waterfront Initiative projects, Galeri 2 and Welsh Highland Railway.

"The Cei Llechi, Island Site, project is underway and Grosvenor Construction of Kinmel Bay have been working on the project since October.

"Through a number of initiative projects we’re certain that this historical area of Caernarfon can look forward to a bright future.

“The Waterfront is steeped in history and we’re committed to securing a thriving and sustainable future. Two of the new assets have opened, it’s a pleasure to be told how successful the initial period has been, with local people and visitors.

“We’re trying to maximise the town’s heritage and cultural assets to ensure that Caernarfon is a vibrant destination."