Following its deterioration last year, the plans to transform the iconic Colwyn Bay Pier have now been released by members of the pier’s Trust.
The first images of a design concept to to “save, secure, and transform” the historic Colwyn Bay Pier were unveiled at a public meeting by members of the Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier Trust.
The proposals, prepared by David Clarke Associates, had already been presented to Conwy County Borough Council last month and contain four regeneration phases to transform the pier. If the first two phases, which will be privately funded, are prosperous then a further two phases will be bankrolled by the same company.
Vice Chairman of the Victorian Pier Trust, Nigel Gilbert said the improvements will bring “entirely new facilities to refresh and support visitors to the pier, the beach, and promenade and will be open to residents year round.
“The derelict pavilion will house a new multi-purpose hall and terrace that will be available for hire as well as staging its own programme of events.” Councillor Abdul Khan, of Glyn ward, has long spoken in favour of the restoration of the pier.
He said: “The pier is part of the heritage of Colwyn Bay and these new plans could provide something new and different to other sea side towns to make Colwyn Bay unique.”
No time scale has been given for the phases to be implemented. Any building will be subject to planning permission and would also go to public consultation.