Work carried out in Falmouth has led to a Cornish firm of architects being appointed a contract as part of a £100 million project.

CAD Architects, based in Truro, will be involved in the transformation of Holyhead waterfront, which will be one of the biggest projects of its kind in Wales.

The ambitious scheme, which opens for public consultation this week, hopes to boost the local economy there by creating new business and attracting new residents and tourists.

CAD Architects was appointed by the company leading the project, Conygar Holyhead Limited, after they viewed the successful waterfront development projects that the practice has carried out in Falmouth.

Mark Dawes, managing director of CAD Architects, said: "This is fantastic news for our business, building our presence on the national stage and bringing financial benefit back to Cornwall.

"It recognises the excellent portfolio of work we have already carried out, both in Cornwall and around the rest of the country.

"The proposed Holyhead Waterfront Redevelopment Scheme is comprehensive in its scope. It will incorporate a new 250-berth marina, amphitheatre, promenade and gardens, together with over 250 new homes. There are also two iconic 19th century listed buildings, which will be sympathetically restored and converted into apartments."

And he added that the firm's appointment actually had an historical connection, saying: "As an intriguing footnote, we have discovered that the local saint is St Cuby, the son of a Cornish king, who sailed from Cornwall to Anglesey and set up the abbey on Holy Island. So in bringing Cornish expertise to Anglesey, we are following in illustrious footsteps!”

A spokesman for Conygar Holyhead Limited said: “It has taken our company over six years of careful planning to get this project to its current stage, where we are now ready to enter a period of public consultation.

“As soon as we met with the CAD Architects team and understood their visionary approach to projects, we knew that they were a perfect fit for the Holyhead Waterfront Redevelopment Scheme.”