Colwyn Pier faces the end of bays following collapse

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Since it partially collapsed in February, the Colwyn Bay pier will be dismantled with a section of it preserved as a listed building.

 

Part of Colwyn Bay pier is to be dismantled after its partial collapse into the sea, Conwy council has decided.

An urgent report was considered by the cabinet on 14 February, with a plan to remove a section of the pavilion to the seaward end being approved by a vote.

The report said that due to the risk of further collapse, the council could not wait for consent to begin work, as is usually the case for a listed building. Parts of the Grade II structure, which was already closed to the public when it gave way on 1 February, will be saved, catalogued, and stored.

Council chief executive told the meeting: “The nature of the structure means dismantling it is dangerous.”

Work is expected to take around three weeks, with up to £650,000 set aside for the structure.


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