Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tag: Llandudno Pier

Tir Prince expansion continues apace with ‘multi-million pound’ proposals for regeneration of Rhos Point seafront

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Tir Prince has confirmed its pandemic-delayed proposals for Rhos Point are close to being submitted, as the Welsh attractions operator moves ahead with expansion plans.

Williams proposes £20m attraction for Llandudno Pier Pavilion

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Llandudno Pier owner Adam Williams has announced plans for a £20m indoor entertainment centre on the site of the former Pier Pavilion, saved from controversial redevelopment earlier this month - by his own acquisition.

Adam Williams purchases site of controversial £20m property development

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Not even Zoltar, the fortune telling machine on Llandudno Pier could have foretold this outcome. But after years of uncertainty for the attraction posed by a 10-storey apartment block development on its doorstep, the pier’s owners have bought the development site themselves. £ 2.8 million paid and a future secured for both the pier and Llandudno’s standing as the seaside resort of North Wales. Now, says Adam Williams, “the hard work starts”.

“A bizarre turn of events”: Controversial Llandudno development plot up for sale offering hope for pier?

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Is there a reprieve in the making for Llandudno Pier as it battles to overturn an apartment development opposite its front entrance? If so, it’s coming from unexpected places; the current owner of the proposed 54 apartment block. Is that the sound of a towel being thrown in or an early cash out on the development?

Mason steps down as Llandudno Pier GM

Llandudno Pier Simon Mason is to step down as GM
Simon Mason is to step down as Llandudno Pier GM after 16 years, with dozens of applicants now hoping to be named as the attraction’s new general manager.

Llandudno seafront development threatens Pier maintenance and investment plans

Llandudno seafront development threatens Pier maintenance and investment plans
Llandudno Pier owner Adam Williams has warned of delays to essential maintenance due to government procrastination on a controversial £20m seafront development, stating the divisive apartment complex has thrown “a big spanner in the works.” The Tir Prince chief is determined to see the pier thrive and a block of flats on your doorstep is not a route to growth.

Future of Llandudno Pier threatened by £20m development

Llandudno Pier at risk due to seafront apartment complex
The future of Llandudno Pier could be “at risk” if a new £20m seafront apartment complex is built, according to owner Adam Williams, who warns “there is no reversing a residential development after it’s been built.”

Williams backs staff protection law

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Llandudno Pier owner Adam Williams has joined Usdaw in calling for new laws to protect hospitality staff from abuse, as Welsh ministers urge the UK government to update legislation.

Williams looks back on 170 years following wheel success

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Following the successful installation of Llandudno Pier’s new £1m big wheel, owner Adam Williams has stated how the addition brings his family’s 170-year tradition full circle.

Llandudno Pier Wheel installed in two days

Llandudno Pier observation wheel installation
Llandudno Pier has completed the installation of its new 21 metre-high observation wheel, with engineering crews from Italy erecting the seafront landmark in just two days.

Lamborghini wheel set for Llandudno Pier

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A ferris wheel is set for Llandudno Pier as part of plans to reinvent the landmark as a night-time attraction that can be promoted across the UK.

Hospitality bodies join Llandudno Pier’s call for compassion

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UKHospitality Cymru and North Wales Tourism have called for “patience and tolerance” from hospitality customers, after Llandudno Pier spoke out about increasing abuses on staff.

Respect, just a little bit: Llandudno Pier management speaks out against rude customers amid staff shortages

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After receiving abuse in the forms of screams and shouts from a “so-called lady”, management at Llandudno Pier took to Facebook to remind people to be patient and polite in the face of longer wait times caused by industry-wide staff shortages.

Llandudno development plans under investigation

Llandudno development plans under investigation
The £20m development proposed for the foot of Llandudno Pier has been postponed, as the Welsh government responds to requests to call-in plans for the ten-storey building.

Llandudno Pier faces “mass redundancies” due to travel limit

Llandudno Pier faces redundancies
Tir Prince Leisure Group owner Adam Williams has warned that the Welsh Government’s five mile travel restriction could pose a threat to both the staff and the future of Llandudno Pier.

Llandudno Pier: Leisure industry faces “fight for survival”

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As the Welsh attraction prepares for a compulsory closure order, Llandudno Pier manager Adam Williams fears that promised government support “won’t touch..

Llandudno Pier maintains growth momentum, but will town plans stall its economic boost?

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The news was unveiled a few weeks ago, but the achievement is still making its mark. For two years, Llandudno Pier has established itself as an integral part of the economic framework of Wales. How have operators Tir Prince done it? The operator of Llandudno Pier, Tir Prince, has been named among the fastest-growing companies in North Wales for the...

Repairs still wanting at Llandudno Pier

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Urgent repairs to Llandudno Pier are still unable to take place,says owner Adam Williams, as it continues to face major potential disruption from a nearby residential development. Structural damage to both the steel frame and wooden decking of the pier was sustained over eight months ago, with the necessary repairs estimated to cost £150,000. But these are funds that Williams is...

Good news for Llandudno Pier as pavilion plans blocked

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The Welsh government has intervened in the progress of a controversial development that some fear could end amusements on Llandudno Pier.   A last-minute intervention by the Welsh Government has blocked the go-ahead being given to plans to build apartments on the site of Llandudno’s former pier pavilion. Last week, just as Conwy Council planners were moving to give them the green...

Llandudno pavilion plans still angering locals as Williams leads the calls for change

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Developers have revealed their latest plans for a complex in Llandudno, much to the chagrin of many locals who feel the town would be better served with a project to attract tourism. Llandudno Pier owner, Adam Williams, believes the town must have more.   New proposals for an £18m apartment and restaurant complex on the site of Llandudno’s former pavilion are...

£1m restoration work begins on Llandudno pier

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While operators such as Llandudno’s Adam Williams wish they could always invest in the latest pusher, crane or redemption machine, a strong and long-term infrastructure must take priority for his pier.   Restoration work has begun on Llandudno Pier as part of a major £1m project to ensure its future as a leading attraction on Wales’ coast. This first phase will...

Amusements income provides the business foundations for Britain’s iconic Piers

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Any spell of hot weather and you can guarantee newspaper spreads showing packed beaches at any number of Britain's piers and seaside resorts. However, there’s no need to read the captions to know where the pictures were taken, thanks to the iconic attractions captured within them. Whether it’s Brighton’s Palace Pier, the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, Blackpool Tower or...

Llandudno Pier warns new pavilion could harm arcade income

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If given the green light, residents of a new apartment block could seek a reduction in the opening hours of one of Llandudno Pier’s vital FECs.   Llandudno Pier owner Adam Williams has warned that the proposed Pier Pavilion development could harm trade at one of its two amusement arcades. In a letter calling on planning officials at Conwy County Borough Council...

Decision on Llandudno Pier Pavilion plans likely to be postponed

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A decision on a £15m accommodation complex at the Llandudno Pier Pavilion site is likely to be deferred until after the local elections in May.   Planning officers at Conwy council are set to decide on whether to recommend the plans, but many believe the earliest a decision will be reached is now June. The plans have been splitting opinions in the...

Pier bosses count the cost of new £1 coin

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While many marvelled at the novelty of a new £1 coin last week, pier bosses have been reminding the public of the burden it has placed on the seaside sector.   Bosses at piers around the British coastline have been telling regional media of the huge costs they have incurred to prepare their amusement operations for the new £1 coin. Adam Williams,...

Council deliver setback to Llandudno Pier Pavilion scheme

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Development proceedings for a £15m project on the Llandudno Pier Pavillion site have been hindered as the local council reject plans.   Plans to develop the Pier Pavilion site in Llandudno with a £15m hospitality complex have suffered a setback after being rejected by the town council. Developer Alan Waldron wishes to restore the site, which has lain empty for more than...

Winter tourist season could be on the horizon for North Wales

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Following a bumper year for North Wales tourism industry, one council in the region is considering creating a winter tourist season to boost employment. Conwy Council is holding talks about developing a winter tourist season to boost full-time job opportunities in the county. Currently, about 41 percent of jobs in the area are part-time, with some residents finding it difficult to...

Llandudno Pier takes leading role in north Wales winter tourism drive

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Llandudno Pier is playing a leading role in efforts to boost full-time job opportunities and develop a winter tourist season in Conwy County. The county incorporates a number of traditional seaside resorts on the north Wales coast, including Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Towyn. According to Conwy County Borough Council, around 41 percent of jobs in the area are part-time due...

Deloitte report confirms leisure sectors alive and well post-Brexit

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Business analytics group Deloitte gives a shining endorsement of the UK’s leisure sector post-Brexit, an assessment borne out in the cashboxes of British amusement firms. Spending in the UK leisure sector increased in the third quarter of 2016, according to an industry-wide report from Deloitte, brushing off fears that Brexit would dampen consumer confidence. During the three months to September, leisure...

Llandudno Pier owner “flabbergasted” at 
Pavilion plans

With the first images of the planned Llandudno Pier Pavilion made public, Pier owner Adam Williams has expressed his concerns about the site’s modern look. Llandudno Pier owner Adam Williams has said he is “flabbergasted” following the release of the first images of the planned Llandudno Pier Pavilion development. His comments come in a warning that if the modern approach...