Parc Cybi, Holyhead
Project Background

Welsh Government identified land to the south of Holyhead for development as a Mixed Used Development Site to aid the regeneration of the area. The site, which covers about 40 hectares, was developed with European Union Objective 1 funding.

With the scheduled monuments, the Tŷ Mawr standing stone and Trefignath Chambered Tomb, and many other archaeological sites in the area there was a high potential for significant archaeology on Parc Cybi.

To investigate this a programme of desk-based assessment, geophysical survey and evaluation trenching was undertaken (click here for reports on this part of the process). This revealed that there was indeed archaeology present in many parts of the site.

A full archaeological investigation was therefore required as part of the planning conditions. In consultation with Anglesey's planning archaeologist, Atkins (the engineering consultants for the project) designed a strategy to ensure that where archaeological remains could not be preserved in situ they were fully excavated and recorded. The strategy involved carefully stripping ploughsoil from the site to expose buried archaeological remains. These features were then mapped digitally and small-scale investigations carried out. Plans for more detailed investigations could then be devised.

The central roundabout in Parc Cybi, newly constructed

The archaeological excavations were carried out alongside construction of the main site infrastructure by Jones Brothers. After the archaeological works were complete the soil was replaced and reseeded with grass to await future construction on specific plots.


Development has taken place on the site since the end of the archaeological excavations and there is a Road King Truckstop and a Premier Inn hotel now operating on Parc Cybi.