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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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Offline Nemesis

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #975 on: July 15, 2021, 02:37:17 PM »
What will be its main use?
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know.

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #976 on: July 15, 2021, 03:30:27 PM »
What will be its main use?

It could come in handy sometimes !  !   Developers, badly parked cars etc.

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #977 on: July 15, 2021, 07:34:55 PM »
I drove along Colwyn Bay promenade late this afternoon and it was just like a busy August Bank Holiday with hundreds of people enjoying the warm sunshine.
I had a glimpse at the pier as I drove past and what they have done looked good and there were a number of people on it also.

I remember fishing off the pier when I was in my teens but nowadays you would have to cast about 200 yards before you got into the water.
Still it could be useful for the Welsh football team if they wanted to practice taking penalties as it's about the same size area as a penalty box

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #978 on: August 11, 2021, 02:53:05 PM »
A deeper dive with the architects behind Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier, an interesting insight into the project..........

RESIDENTS and visitors now have a new public amenity on the seaside, but how exactly was the new 132ft truncated pier reconstructed and what did it take to re-construct?

Following a comprehensive three year project, Donald Insall Associates, one of the UK’s leading conservation architects, have completed work on Colwyn Bay’s historic Grade II listed pier.

The pier has had a 121 year turbulent history. Three pier complexes have been built and destroyed three times by fire and, eventually, the elements.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/19505462.deeper-dive-architects-behind-colwyn-bays-victoria-pier/

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #979 on: August 11, 2021, 07:08:34 PM »
It seems odd to me. The entire point of a long pier was to allow people to walk out above the sea. This structure is going to be out of the  water for lengthy periods each day. Still, if the climate report is accurate, by 2100 there'll be more than enough water around.
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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #980 on: August 11, 2021, 11:45:09 PM »
Well, in shortened form it will be less likely to be damaged by waves and indeed, if there is sea level rise. It seems a good compromise to me - so few piers left, and at least it has kept some of the listed elements.

Just my humble opinion!

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #981 on: November 01, 2021, 01:39:22 PM »
Plans are being prepared to return a pier to its former glory with hopes it would benefit the entire community.

Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust (CVPT) are preparing plans to enhance the truncated pier in Colwyn Bay by creating a new venue for events, family-friendly attractions and facilities.

The aim of the project is to build upon the work recently completed by Conwy County Council and to further develop and extend the pier by restoring it to its former glory, with the trust saying they want to "offer a 21st century solution that benefits, visitors, residents, and the business community".

Conservation architects Donald Insall Associates have been appointed by the trust to assist in exploring wider opportunities for the pier and their aspiration is to extend it.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/colwyn-bay-pier-plans-aim-21998658#comments-wrapper

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Re: Seasonal concessions at Colwyn Bay Pier.
« Reply #982 on: December 17, 2021, 09:59:08 AM »
CONWY County Borough Council is inviting applications for seasonal concessions at Colwyn Bay Pier.

The local authority is looking to attract local or independent businesses to offer food, drinks, retail, arts and crafts, activities or pop-up events, at the newly constructed pier in Colwyn Bay.

The advertisement inviting expressions of interest has been published on rightmove.co.uk and the Conwy website.

Suitable operators have until January 31 2022 to submit their applications.

Cllr Brian Cossey, chair of the Council’s Pier Project Board, said: “We’re looking for seasonal concessions that will complement the character of this beautifully designed structure and the existing businesses along the waterfront.”

“I hope we’ll receive a good mix of submissions to enhance the visitor experience.”

All submissions will be presented to the Pier Project Board for consideration.

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #983 on: January 01, 2022, 10:41:22 AM »
Kiosks up for grabs for independent businesses on newly refurbished Colwyn Bay Pier
Conwy Council is looking to attract new vendors to offer food, drink, retail, arts and crafts

The authority is seeking applications for seasonal concessions on the pier "to enhance the character of this beautifully designed structure, along with the wider visitor experience and the existing offering of street traders and kiosks along the waterfront."

Those interested have until noon on Monday January 31, 2022 to apply.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/kiosks-up-grabs-independent-businesses-22559387

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Re: Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #984 on: May 24, 2022, 09:52:26 AM »
CONWY County Borough Council are to welcome two businesses to Colwyn Bay Pier this summer.   ref pioneer

Seasonal licences have been awarded to Cymru Ices, a Conwy-based dessert shop who operate at a number of different events, and The Peacock Lounge, a restaurant and cocktail bar in Rhos-on-Sea.

Earlier this year, the Council invited applications from local or independent businesses to offer food, drinks or retail at the newly constructed pier in Colwyn Bay.

The Pier Project Board reviewed the applications, and last month (April) licences were awarded to the two companies. 

Cymru Ices will also sell fish and chips, perfect for a coastal getaway this summer.