A REDEVELOPMENT project which will bring business (and food) to Barry has taken a big step forward.

Plans to covert the old toilet black on Nell’s Point into a restaurant complex have progressed as Vale of Glamorgan Council have entered a lease arrangement with developers Next Colour.

The project would see the 100-year-old Victorian building transformed into four commercial units with outdoor seating space.

Chief Executive Officer of Next Colour, James Morse, said: “It’s great that the market conditions now allow us to get this project moving.

“We are fully committed to delivering this development, which will bring high-quality restaurants to the area.

“Aside from offering customers attractive places to eat, we hope these businesses will provide jobs, increase visitor numbers and boost the local economy.”

Coffee-bar chain, Loungers, has expressed interest in opening an outlet at Nell’s Point. Loungers already has branches in South Wales – including Ocho Lounge in Penarth – and in parts of England including Bristol and Bath.

Diners who visit the restaurants at Nell’s Point, when they open, will have the opportunity to enjoy scenic views over Whitmore Bay and the Severn Estuary.


Cllr Lis Burnett, Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said: “I’m delighted that we have entered a lease arrangement with Next Colour regarding the development of the old public conveniences at Nell’s Point.

“This significant milestone means the prospect of locating an exciting collection of hospitality businesses on Barry Island is nearer to becoming a reality.

“Bringing new high calibre restaurants to Barry Island will further boost the area and help cement its reputation as a first-class seaside resort.

“We look forward to working with Next Colour to make the location even more appealing to residents and visitors alike.”

The development was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and investigations into the stability of the structure - it remains the subject of planning and listed building ap