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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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BMD

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #870 on: March 07, 2017, 02:10:45 PM »
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As regards future buildings on a restored Colwyn Bay pier, I think the best route to go down is something akin to those on Southwold Pier - traditionally designed wooden buildings that are pleasing to look at and easy to maintain.

Totally agree. I wasn't too keen on the plans originally put forward by Shore Thing (in 2011 I think). There are some good examples of traditional (and fairly modest) wooden buildings on existing piers. Almost without exception, I think they look great and suit the whole pier "aesthetic".

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« Reply #871 on: March 07, 2017, 02:20:08 PM »
Agree, these are pics of Southwold pier.

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« Reply #872 on: March 07, 2017, 03:47:27 PM »
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Sorry to disappoint, but when they say '3 bays', they mean 3 bays from the Prom end, ie the area currently covered by the shoreward former Golden Goose building.

Well thats brought me down, very disappointing, its barely a token, which only makes the future restoration much more difficult.
I assume the photo shows what we are going to get? About 50 metres?
That's it. You can see a plan of the proposed boardwalk here:
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Thanks for that DR,    As  I said before I had hoped for a better outcome, and looking at the pile of rusted metal my optimism is waning.   :(

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« Reply #873 on: March 07, 2017, 03:55:30 PM »
The Southwold pier is actually shorter than the Colwyn Bay Pier, or at least it was but I don't know how they compare now.     I do like the look of the Southwold Pier though and it was viable and profitable, so it  could be an attraction for Colwyn Bay and competition for the Skip too.

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« Reply #874 on: March 07, 2017, 04:11:41 PM »
Southwold pier is 190 metres long.

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« Reply #875 on: March 10, 2017, 06:10:13 PM »
Fire on Colwyn Bay pier

Two fire appliances are at the scene of a blaze on Colwyn Bay pier.
North Wales Fire Service were alerted at 4.36pm to reports of a fire on the structure which is currently being demolished............  shouldnt this read dismantled?
A North Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said fire fighters from Colwyn Bay and Llandudno are currently at the scene.

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« Reply #876 on: March 10, 2017, 06:11:53 PM »
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Fire on Colwyn Bay pier

Two fire appliances are at the scene of a blaze on Colwyn Bay pier.
North Wales Fire Service were alerted at 4.36pm to reports of a fire on the structure which is currently being demolished.
A North Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said fire fighters from Colwyn Bay and Llandudno are currently at the scene.

More details later. Ref DP
That would be amazing, given the amount of money CCBC spend on security for the site.



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« Reply #877 on: March 10, 2017, 07:16:03 PM »
Colwyn Bay pier   7pm

Fire fighters are still in attendance on the pier at Colwyn Bay after a blaze broke out earlier.
Smoke was seen rising from the pier, which is currently being demolished, at about 4.30pm and two appliances sent to the scene.
A North Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said the fire fighters are inspecting the structure with officials from the construction company.  Ref DP

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« Reply #878 on: March 10, 2017, 08:33:24 PM »
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Colwyn Bay pier   7pm

Fire fighters are still in attendance on the pier at Colwyn Bay after a blaze broke out earlier.
Smoke was seen rising from the pier, which is currently being demolished, at about 4.30pm and two appliances sent to the scene.
A North Wales Fire Service spokeswoman said the fire fighters are inspecting the structure with officials from the construction company.  Ref DP


Quelle Surprise!
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« Reply #879 on: March 10, 2017, 10:57:48 PM »
Flames break out on Colwyn Bay pier
Firefighters were called to deal with a blaze on the pier at Colwyn Bay and crews are still on the scene.
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I think it is totally disgusting the way that Conwy county borough council has dealed with the saving of the pier in Colwyn Bay.It is a listed building and it should be saved as it is the heritage of the town.Conwy council are quick enough to charge for on street parking on the promenade in Colwyn bay to pay for lack of services they now provide .It is also disgusting the increase in this years council tax for also lack of services.How can this council justify this? In my opinion they can't.

Please get it right, the pier is NOT being demolished, it is being DISMANTLED and saved for future rebuilding! .

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« Reply #880 on: March 11, 2017, 05:05:40 PM »
I had a look at the Pier a short while ago and it's a mess and I don't just mean the state of the place.  It's dangerous anyway but even more so now that it is being dismantled.
The safety barriers on the shore have not been put in place and I witnessed a man and boy walking under the pier and spending some time under it looking at the damage that has been caused.
When I have been there before there has been a very pleasant but effective security guard keeping people from crossing over the safety fences. Where was he today or yesterday afternoon when the fire broke out?


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« Reply #881 on: March 11, 2017, 09:33:08 PM »
Seeing your pictures today Hugo reminded me that a number of years ago ME posted a picture of a Jaguar car which was inside one of those buildings. Wonder if it is still there and if not where it went to????.
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« Reply #882 on: March 11, 2017, 11:38:30 PM »
ME  has a few cars and isn't one of them a Jag,  perhaps that's the one he's got.      ;D             ^*^0

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« Reply #883 on: March 12, 2017, 08:42:53 AM »
So the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. Good to see the 'specialists' undertaking the 'dismantling' know exactly what they're about.
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« Reply #884 on: March 12, 2017, 09:22:48 AM »
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ME  has a few cars and isn't one of them a Jag,  perhaps that's the one he's got.      ;D             ^*^0

OMG He would have needed a paint scraper to remove the encrusted bird muck adorning it ! :o
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