Denbigh Asylum was designed by architect Thomas Fulljames to accommodate between 60 and 200 patients. The hospital originally had its own farm and gasworks. Planned for closure during the 1960s, it was closed in sections from 1991 to 1995.
In November 2008, during work to renovate the building site and covert it to apartments and residential properties, the building caught fire; it was later confirmed that the main hall of the hospital was destroyed – Arson was suspected.
It’s currently on the buildings at risk register. In 2011, the building was at risk of collapsing and no action was taken by the owners after an urgent works notice was issued, Denbighshire Council had no choice but to carry out repairs on the building which cost close to £1m.