Work begins on Victoria Pier reconstruction in Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay Victorian Pier reconstruction
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Groundworks have begun on Colwyn Bay’s truncated Victoria Pier, with a construction team sandblasting the existing columns ahead of installation of structural steelwork in January.

 

Following the initial preparations, a 43m cast iron pier designed by Donald Insall Associates will be delivered in February, one year after planning permission was received to restore the dismantled Grade II-listed landmark.

“Building the truncated pier was part of the Welsh Government’s planning condition, there was no alternative,” Pier Project Board chair Cllr Brian Cossey told the North Wales Pioneer.

“Thanks to the Conwy council’s conservation officer we’ve preserved as much of the material of the original pier as possible.”

The 1934 pier was removed in 2018 following safety concerns, prompting the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust to campaign for the structure’s reinstatement.

Conwy County Borough Council opened tenders for the two-part rebuilding process in March this year, confirming the appointments in July.

“Thanks to the good work of the councillors and officers involved, the new pier will be built without the need for additional money,” said council leader, Cllr Sam Rowlands.

“We’re confident the replacement will be of a high standard; will complement the area; and will provide a long lasting facility for local residents.”


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