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« Reply #1365 on: November 30, 2015, 10:31:52 PM »
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"INVESTIGATIONS are to be launched into leaks at Porth Eirias after the £3.9million watersports complex let in water earlier this year..."

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I do seem to recall going in earlier this year and seeing a bucket or two placed on the floor to capture drips from above.

When I had a look at the place it appears to have been built in part over the stream that comes from Eirias Park so perhaps in time the watersports complex will be able to operate indoors with all the water coming in from above and below.
Why did they decide to build it in that position over a stream?

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« Reply #1366 on: November 30, 2015, 11:38:32 PM »
Just "Why did they decide to build it? "  &shake&
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« Reply #1367 on: December 01, 2015, 12:54:03 AM »
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When I had a look at the place it appears to have been built in part over the stream that comes from Eirias Park so perhaps in time the watersports complex will be able to operate indoors with all the water coming in from above and below.
Why did they decide to build it in that position over a stream?

 :laugh: I remember them saying that Porth Eirias would generate a surplus of electricity to feed back into the grid. Perhaps they intend to install a waterwheel to accomplish this. It would certainly make as much logical and practical sense as the rest of the project. And it would make an aesthetically pleasing feature, like the zinc cladding with the promised chameleon-like qualities (remember that?).

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« Reply #1368 on: December 01, 2015, 07:45:05 AM »
Perhaps the chameleon is having a leak?  WWW
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« Reply #1369 on: December 02, 2015, 10:59:18 AM »
It will be interesting to see how the next stage of the Waterfront Redevelopment turns out. I believe there will be a cafe facility somewhere in the vicinity of the bottom of Marine Road included in the plans.

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« Reply #1370 on: March 18, 2016, 09:37:08 AM »
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It will be interesting to see how the next stage of the Waterfront Redevelopment turns out. I believe there will be a cafe facility somewhere in the vicinity of the bottom of Marine Road included in the plans.
It's good to see that the next phase of the Prom Redevelopment will actually include some facilities for visitors:

The VVP Phase 2 works will realise improvements along a 1km section of promenade, from the Pier to Cayley Bank, Rhos on Sea, to the same standard of finish as achieved for Phase 1 of the scheme (Porth Eirias to the Pier including improved linkage to the town). The scheme will implement an enhanced public realm for the existing promenade, including widening, and raising in certain sections, and the creation of feature ‘headland’ areas. The project will include the creation of business investment opportunities for new private sector investments, such as a feature play area, temporary concession plots and a seaside café.

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« Reply #1371 on: March 18, 2016, 10:11:05 AM »
Interesting to see what will happen to the Coffee Pot, the locals favourite?????



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« Reply #1372 on: May 02, 2016, 11:33:21 AM »
Just noticed this on Facebook, assuming it is fact.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Find out more about the proposed next stage of work on Colwyn Bay Waterfront between the Pier and the Cayley Embankment
In order to update local stakeholders of the plans, an Information Day is being held in Porth Eirias on Friday 6th May, 2016 between 9am and 7pm.
You can view details of the scheme, which will see almost a kilometre of the promenade between the Pier and the Cayley Embankment transformed to create a high quality public space with the construction of a new beach access ramp, three headland areas and extensive landscaping works. This is a continuation of the work undertaken as part of Phase 1 of the Waterfront Project completed in 2014.
Council officers will be in attendance throughout the day to answer any questions.
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« Reply #1373 on: May 06, 2016, 01:53:37 PM »
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Just noticed this on Facebook, assuming it is fact.
PUBLIC NOTICE
Find out more about the proposed next stage of work on Colwyn Bay Waterfront between the Pier and the Cayley Embankment
In order to update local stakeholders of the plans, an Information Day is being held in Porth Eirias on Friday 6th May, 2016 between 9am and 7pm.
You can view details of the scheme, which will see almost a kilometre of the promenade between the Pier and the Cayley Embankment transformed to create a high quality public space [...]

I probably shouldn't attend these "Information Days" for "local stakeholders" at the Carbuncle Cup-shortlisted building. They only end up irritating me. :laugh: And it's not a good start when I'm asked to "sign in", even though it's just a room with some smallish pictures of the proposals stuck on the walls.

It's clear that section of the prom (between pier & Cayley) needs some repair work, but I didn't realise they were planning a lot of expensive-looking cosmetic changes as well. Looks like overkill to me, but it might be okay. I'm surprised they can find all the money to fund this stuff, considering they don't have a penny to spare on the pier.

One of the big benefits from this spending, they say, is a boost to local "trade and employment". By that, they mean they will hire some people from within a 50-mile radius to work on aspects of the construction, etc. Which is fine, of course, but presumably exactly the same benefit could have resulted from work on the pier (or any other public spending on construction work - apart from the highly specialised areas that require expertise, etc).


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« Reply #1374 on: May 07, 2016, 06:22:26 PM »
It was great to see that the railings along the Prom are finally being replaced. Contractors are working from Combermere Gardens in Rhos along the Prom towards Colwyn Bay and the new railings look such an improvement on the old ones, which even when they were new, resembled something found in a soviet era country rather than a seaside resort.

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« Reply #1375 on: May 07, 2016, 07:08:49 PM »
Noticed that the other day.....what an improvement after the terrible and dangerous state that the old ones had got into. clappinghappy
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« Reply #1376 on: July 13, 2016, 05:33:48 PM »
Investigation underway into Porth Eirias leak.     :-}}} $booboo$

Work has started on trying to find out why water has been leaking into the £3.7 million Porth Eirias complex.
The controversial building on the seafront at Colwyn Bay houses TV chef Bryn Williams’s restaurant and a watersports centre.

Conwy council was asked how much repairs would cost and who would pay.
A spokeswoman responded: “We are carrying out detailed investigation work into the isolated areas of water ingress at Porth Eirias.
 “Whilst the work takes place, roof access from the western side (Rhos-on-Sea) of the building will be fenced-off for public safety.

“We have been looking into and monitoring the situation for some time, but this is the first opportunity we’ve had to carry out this detailed investigation work, due to pre-planned events.

 “We don’t expect the work to impact on the operation of the building and we’re looking forward to another busy summer season for Colwyn Bay Watersports and the Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias bistro/bar/café.”

Clwyd West MP David Jones said: “I will be interested to see the causes of the water ingress. 

”Porth Eirias was constructed by a highly reputable firm of civil engineers, so I would be surprised if the workmanship was to blame.
”However, it was a very expensive building, so it is important that it be restored to watertight condition as soon as possible.”                                        ref Pioneer

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« Reply #1377 on: July 13, 2016, 05:37:03 PM »
But there's a leak in our cafe, dear David, dear David,
There's a leak in our cafe, dear David - a Leak...
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« Reply #1378 on: July 13, 2016, 05:41:14 PM »
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But there's a leak in our cafe, dear David, dear David,
There's a leak in our cafe, dear David - a Leak...

Well it is a Welsh Cafe.............. ;)


Coming to Porth Eirias soon...............

Ian

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« Reply #1379 on: July 13, 2016, 06:05:50 PM »
Wonderful!
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