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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #165 on: August 13, 2012, 12:48:41 AM »
can you swim Yorkie?, let me know when your going to give it a go, bet fester will come as well.

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #166 on: August 13, 2012, 06:39:45 AM »
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can you swim Yorkie?, let me know when your going to give it a go, bet fester will come as well.

No problem snowcap, swimming was my sport, except that what I used to do in 59 seconds the girls are now doing in a bit over 50!   That's progress I suppose.   :D

When I passed by yesterday I got the impression it was going to be a filling station.  Pull in - fill up - drive one.    D)
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #167 on: August 21, 2012, 11:46:01 AM »
Remember when Rhyl spent in excess of £30M on their Waterfront Redevelopment? That didn't work either &shake&
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« Reply #168 on: September 15, 2012, 08:33:39 PM »
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #169 on: September 16, 2012, 11:50:23 AM »
Iíll like to say one positive thing about it Dave, itís got a very practical sea wall design, which means they wonít have to put stones on the beach.  8)
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« Reply #170 on: September 16, 2012, 01:16:10 PM »
It's not a hive of activity is it. !   &shake&
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« Reply #171 on: September 16, 2012, 07:33:59 PM »
No. Despite all the gloomy predictions of being behind schedule from virtually everyone on the forum, it's now ahead of the completion date. I reckon you should all apologise. ( not me. I've always thought it was keeping to time. Clever clogs mike)



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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #172 on: September 16, 2012, 07:38:36 PM »
I still think it's an eyesore! Hopefully it will grow on me when it's completed!
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #173 on: September 16, 2012, 07:51:17 PM »
Will I be able to hire a jet ski from there when its completed?

I wanna go on a jet ski, but I don't want to buy one outright.
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #174 on: September 16, 2012, 08:20:05 PM »
I thought it was supposed to have been ready last month, Mike?

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« Reply #175 on: October 08, 2012, 08:08:51 PM »
   A WINDFARM ON COLWN BAY PROM?   Don't get alarmed, its not going to happen. But a couple of "windmills" are about to go up on the waterfront.  Mike

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #176 on: October 26, 2012, 02:22:21 PM »
You now get an idea of the finished appearance of the part of the building pointing out to sea. The fears I expressed in my blog (link below) seem warranted - the featureless expanse of zinc cladding makes it reminiscent - sadly - of a giant skip (somebody predicted this prior to construction).



The image above is from 'The High Sheriff of Clwyd' - I hope to take some of my own shortly, for an update to my blog.

I think it's a shame. Clearly there are some good intentions at work, as parts of the design seem well thought-out. But, I as pointed out in my original post, there's always a risk that a large featureless "slab" will look ugly. Now that the zinc cladding is in place, I think we can see this. The contrast with the actual winning design (shown at my blog) couldn't be more striking. Remember: public approval was for the winning design - NOT for the substantially amended design that's been built.

I discussed the issue with David Jones (Clwyd West MP, and now Welsh Secretary) after my blog was published last year. He'd contacted me, and seemed to share my concerns (which he later raised with councillors). But I think that, by then, it was too late in the process, as the building already had planning approval.

If anyone knows of any plans to improve the appearance of the sea-facing zinc "wedge" (eg cosmetic/decorative effects), please let me know.

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« Reply #177 on: October 26, 2012, 04:20:28 PM »
Looking from the road, a large part of it seems to be clad in old fence panels!  ???
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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #178 on: October 27, 2012, 08:47:50 AM »
It does look very stark & harsh at present. What was originally a great design has been watered down by cost cutting considerations into a bit of a mess. &shake&

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Re: Colwyn Bay Waterfront Redevelopment
« Reply #179 on: October 27, 2012, 10:20:39 AM »
Great pics of the monstrosity, looks like half a motorway flyover partly clad in old fence panels, also how on earth can it take so long to build it?  &shake&
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