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Ian

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #75 on: June 16, 2011, 07:31:35 AM »
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Promenade was badly damaged but the Pier survived almost unscathed!

The Pier's (all piers') design is such that it doesn't absorb a lot of energy from the water, but the promenade walls are the end point, where they have to absorb the energy, and large masses of water travel[ling at speed have a lot of it :-))
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DaveR

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« Reply #76 on: June 16, 2011, 08:10:40 AM »
I think the point was that the Pier was supposedly in such a rickety state that it was in danger of imminent collapse, yet survived such a violent storm easily.

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« Reply #77 on: June 16, 2011, 09:05:21 AM »
It will soon be MINE... ALL MINE !!   (Burp)
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DaveR

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« Reply #78 on: June 16, 2011, 09:16:16 AM »
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It will soon be MINE... ALL MINE !!   (Burp)
...and you're welcome to it!  :laugh:

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« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2011, 07:58:06 PM »
The project is progressing nicely. Completion of the groundworks is expected within the next month or so, with work on the Watersports Centre starting in October.

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« Reply #80 on: June 19, 2011, 12:25:51 AM »
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It will soon be MINE... ALL MINE !!   (Burp)
...and you're welcome to it!  :laugh:

That would be a good sign wouldn't it?  'Welcome to Llandudno - You're welcome to it''  ha ha....  L0L
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DaveR

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #81 on: July 09, 2011, 09:34:53 PM »
Latest photos of the waterfront redevelopment work.



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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2011, 07:28:11 PM »
Latest photos - work is progressing.

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« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2011, 09:07:11 PM »
You ma have noticed that a third large crane has arrived this week. This is the sturdy beast on the left of your last photo, lacking in height against the other two but, I would imagine, capable of lifting greater weights. Its set on very substantial tracks. Anyone like to guess what it is going to do? I have an idea, but I dont suppose I can be sure until Monday

DaveR

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« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2011, 09:14:01 PM »
I imagined it was there to lift the concrete interlocking 'step' sections into place but I'm guessing!

Yorkie

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2011, 09:19:50 PM »
There has been a lot of cranes on this job and I have never seen so much heavy tackle on such a small site before, even during 30 years in the business.  I must have a closer look at what they have done and what they are doing!    :o
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DaveR

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2011, 09:07:49 AM »
One thing I was going to mention is that I'm not convinced that the new Watersports Building will be safely out of the range of Winter Storms. Obviously, the sea defences aren't completed yet but I am a little bit sceptical about this.

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« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2011, 01:33:23 PM »
Yes, Dave, that is what I thought. I presume they are going to sit on top of the concrete outer wall.  Yorkie, you spent 30 years involved with cranes. That must have been an up and down job Ha Ha

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« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2011, 01:40:29 PM »
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Yorkie, you spent 30 years involved with cranes. That must have been an up and down job Ha Ha

Known as "Hoist and Lower" in the business!   _))*   Had a great time being involved with so many major projects.    ;)
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #89 on: August 22, 2011, 09:37:45 PM »
Going back to yesterday and Daves concern about would this stand up to winter storms. This is only my guess, but on the beach are several thousands of tons of assorted size rocks apparently dropped at random in piles, just as if they were surplus to requirements. No pattern at all. But it has obviously cost a lot of money to transport them to here, so my guess is they will, in the end, be part of the construction jigsaw. Only time (or a construction engineer) will tell.