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What should be done with Colwyn Bay Pier?

Demolish it
Carry out basic renovation (spend up to 5m)
Carry out comprehensive renovation, including all buildings (spend up to 10m)

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bigbadhenry

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #960 on: March 11, 2019, 08:24:20 AM »
What a waste of  money, looks good as is, no need to waste more money on Colwyn Bay sea front.

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #961 on: July 17, 2019, 03:02:26 PM »
Work is to start later this Summer on the reconstruction of the truncated Pier at Colwyn Bay. The contract for the work has been awarded to Grovenor Construction Ltd based in Kinmel Bay. Calibre Metalworks Ltd have been awarded the contract to refurbish the cast iron. It is expected to take about 30 weeks.

SteveH

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #962 on: July 18, 2019, 12:52:53 PM »
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Work is to start later this Summer on the reconstruction of the truncated Pier at Colwyn Bay. The contract for the work has been awarded to Grovenor Construction Ltd based in Kinmel Bay. Calibre Metalworks Ltd have been awarded the contract to refurbish the cast iron. It is expected to take about 30 weeks.

Thanks for the update M. , I have reread the DP piece this morning, a couple of things stood out...

"30 weeks"  over 6 months, probably a lot longer, with the usual expensive delays.

No mention of costs ?

Also.........
Council leader Sam Rowlands, said: " Im happy to support this.
"Im pleased to see progress and, thanks to the good work of the Councillors and officers involved, the new pier will be built without the need for additional money, as the funding is within the existing maintenance budget."    (why are they pleading poverty ?)

I thought Colwyn Bay was a "regeneration town" therefore eligible for grants, so why use "existing budget" when there must be many other priorities, surely this is a candidate for lottery funding.

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SteveH

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #963 on: July 29, 2019, 03:01:14 PM »
I think it is to late now, but I wish them well...........

PLANS are being formulated to rebuild Colwyn Bay pier to its fullest length.

The Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust is preparing a scheme to complement the strategy Conwy County Borough Council is adopting for the regeneration of the sea front and town itself and has started having regular meetings with the authority.

Mark Roberts, chairman of the Trust, said: The truncated pier is consistent with what would have been phase 1 of our scheme which would have been to restore the pier fully.
We are currently in the early stages of preparing a scheme to restore the pier to its fullest length before the collapse in the storms of two years ago.

We are developing a business case to receive funding from various sources. We have an excellent team of experts advising us, some of whom are genuinely world class.

When a draft scheme is ready we will be consulting the public to obtain the views of the wider community who would benefit from, the restored pier. The scheme will have to complement the strategies that Conwy County Borough Council is adopting for the regeneration of the sea front and town itself.

We are having regular meetings with businesses and Conwy County Borough Council. The Trust is no longer a lobby group for the restoration of the pier, but is a very serious body engaged in its restoration and we have to evolve from a lobby group to a business orientated organisation.

He added: All the dismantled elements of the pier have been stored carefully by the council because they are listed in their own right.
I am not sure of the exact date when work is due to be completed but it is expected to be completed by late Spring or early summer 2020.        ref Pioneer