Author Topic: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment  (Read 232142 times)

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Trojan

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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2011, 12:28:56 AM »
We're going way off topic here, so let's get back on course.

It wasn't just people taking a stroll. The planners were also influenced when they came up with the design of this marvelous erection jutting majestically skyward. See how it's thick at the base, before coming to a narrow tip at the end.

I should imagine it would sway from side to side in the wind.

Maybe copious amounts of white seagull poop on top would give it added realism.

DaveR

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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2011, 05:40:36 PM »
Work is well under way on the Prom redevelopment now:

brumbob

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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2011, 06:55:54 PM »
I take it there won't be a prom day this spring?
or is the other side of the pier still ok?

DaveR

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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2011, 10:53:41 AM »
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I take it there won't be a prom day this spring?
or is the other side of the pier still ok?
Other side of the Pier is fine, work wont be starting there for a couple of years at least.

DaveR

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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2011, 10:54:32 AM »
Detailed plans of the new waterfront work:
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...and the winning design for the new building:
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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2011, 11:01:23 AM »
Saw that lot yesterday--- looks like a giant rockery at the moment.
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2011, 12:36:56 PM »
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the winning design for the new building:
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Another Architects Dream and a Builders Nightmare!   



DaveR

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Re: How to destroy Colwyn Bay's Promenade...
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2011, 01:16:09 PM »
..and probably a maintenance nightmare as well! We've seen so many times in the past examples of vast amounts of money being spent on renovating public areas, then realisation slowly dawns that there is no money to maintain them afterwards and they begin the slow descent into tattiness.

I would have said....stick to a simple yet elegant design, use tried and trusted materials and make sure there is lots of green landscaping...job done!

DaveR

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2011, 07:34:17 PM »
Progress so far...

January 8th 2011:
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2011, 07:39:23 PM »
Knocked a prefab building down and dumped some rocks in the sea
and that took a week  :o

Trojan

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2011, 07:45:30 PM »
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Knocked a prefab building down and dumped some rocks in the sea
and that took a week  :o

The kiosk owner had to be evicted.  ;D

DaveR

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #56 on: April 16, 2011, 09:58:38 PM »
Volker Stevin are making good progress now, they are pouring concrete on the retaining walls and have started the piling out in the Bay that will mark the extent of the new sticky out bit of promenade (see third photo):

DaveR

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2011, 04:53:27 PM »
Latest photo:

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2011, 08:34:01 PM »
And the piling had a bit of testing this A.M. by the NW wind backed tide

DaveR

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2011, 06:35:43 PM »
May 14th: