AN MP is pleased to see the progress of the regeneration of an 'iconic' building in his consistency.

Mark Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside, recently visited the John Summers Clock Tower Building to see what progress has been made on the regeneration project.

The project has now widened and Embarr are now improving the entire Shotton Point. They are hoping to host a celebration in one of the buildings there on the March 31 2020 – exactly 40 years since the doors shut at Deeside.

Mr Tami said: "It was a fantastic experience to be in the clock tower building again. It has been a long time since I was there but a lot of its special features still remain.

"Understandably there has been some disrepair that has happened over the years, which is sad but will soon be put right. I am very impressed with Embarr’s vision for the project and I can’t wait until it becomes a real vocal point for the local community."

The MP was shown several features that Embarr are looking to implement, through VR, to integrate technology and heritage together to inspire future generations. Embarr’s vision is to provide community hub that focuses on combatting crime, poverty, homelessness and skills.

Vicki Roskams Engagement Manager/Director, added: "We were honoured to be joined by Mark Tami MP down on site to share his stories of the John Summers Building, and he was itching for a tour and to tell the tales of his time as a young politician going to the site back in the 80's and 90's.

"I welcome being part of something in the area that helps create a change of culture both for the local community and businesses that can create a change for good, to support long term sustainability."