Tag: Mumbles Pier

Brexit staycations boost business for Mumbles Pier

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As the cloud of Brexit looms large over Westminster, seaside operators such as Mumbles Pier are beginning to see the silver lining..

Welsh government gives Mumbles Pier plans the green light

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Having previous overridden Swansea Council to place Mumbles Pier’s redevelopment in limbo, the Welsh government has finally given it the go-ahead. Plans to redevelop the Mumbles Pier headland and foreshore will not be called in by the Welsh Government, effectively giving the project the green light to go ahead. In November it had been put in limbo when Welsh ministers intervened...

Mumbles Pier plans unanimously approved by Swansea Council

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Swansea Council’s planning committee has unanimously approved plans to redevelop the Mumbles Pier headland and foreshore, despite being blocked from having a final say by the Welsh Government. At a meeting last week, committee members praised the plans - submitted by pier owner Ameco - as aspiring to bring much- need business and tourism to the area. If given the go-ahead,they...

Welsh government puts Mumbles Pier plans on hold

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Plans to build a hotel, retail complex and 26 flats on the foreshore and headland of Mumbles Pier appear to have received a major setback. According to BBC Wales, the Welsh Government has ordered Swansea Council not to grant permission without the prior authorisation of ministers. A letter to the council’s head of planning said that while the government’s instruction “prevents...

Mumbles development lays on protected ground, claim opponents

Emotions run high when it comes to seafront developments; and Mumbles Pier, not surprisingly, fits into that category. The Ameco development in the glorious Welsh seaside town will see £35 million invested in the pier and a five- storey hotel. All good so far for the regeneration of Mumbles. But, not everyone wants this and their search for any loophole...

‘Visually distinctive’ plans for Mumbles Pier redevelopment revealed

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Mumbles Pier has revealed new designs for the redevelopment of its foreshore buildings to the public. They offer a detailed look at the 31-room hotel and 26 flats that are being built as part of a £35m project. It comes as work continues on the £3.2m restoration of the pier itself, with period Victorian features being removed for storage and refurbishment. A...

Council leader praises “protection of the past” at Mumbles Pier

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A visit from the head of the local legislature has seen Swansea Council praise Ameco’s project to maintain the town’s heritage by refurbishing its Victorian pier. The leader of Swansea Council has thrown vocal support behind the major restoration effort at Mumbles Pier - saying that he is “delighted” that the city has opted to “protect its past.” Councillor Rob Stewart...

Mumbles Pier development draws closer despite “heated” local meeting

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In a community council survey, residents voted ‘yes’ to the proposed plans for Mumbles Pier. However, such ambitious projects rarely tend to please everyone. he majority of Mumbles residents are in favour of the long-awaited Mumbles Pier development, according to a recent community council poll - despite a recent “heated” local meeting on the matter. With approval for outline plans granted...

Bolloms secure finance to complete Mumbles Pier restoration

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The owner of Mumbles Pier has secured £1.6m to refinance an existing bank loan and carry forward work to restore the much-loved attraction. The Bollom family had already carried out considerable work on the pier, with works in keeping with its original Victorian grandeur, including an upgraded beach hut café and a premium fish and chip restaurant, Copperfish, which opened...

Mumbles heathland plans submitted

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Official plans for the £35m Mumbles Pier restoration project have been submitted to local authorities with designs to turn the headland area into a world class attraction. The Mumbles seafront is on course for wholesale changes as pier operators have formally submitted plans pertaining to the construction of a five storey holiday accommodation complex. With £3.2m worth of renovation work set...

Intercard takes Mumbles Pier marketing to the next level

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Almost a year after implementing Intercard on Mumbles Pier, operator Bertie Bollom explains how the cashless system has empowered promotions in the attraction’s arcade - all while still accepting coins. Mumbles Pier has upped its marketing power through the use of Intercard, a cashless stored value card system that has enabled operator Bertie Bollom to offer bespoke promotions to the...

No more grumbles at Mumbles: restoration plans given go-ahead

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Swansea council has given the final green light to plans to restore the historic Mumbles Pier and its surrounding area, with work now expected to commence in June. The pier’s owner, Ameco, to date has spent upwards of £500,000 in order to keep the Victorian structure open and operational whilst carrying out repair works to ensure its structural, and economic...

Mumbles highlights the year of the Fidget Spinner

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Mumbles Pier has reported that one particular redemption prize is in demand more than any other - a trend that appears consistent throughout the UK’s seaside resorts.   The seaside sector’s most sought after prize of the season looks to be already decided - and the winner? The fidget spinner. Out of nowhere, off the back of a patent that expired...

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...

Bollom backs Swansea for City of Culture title

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John Bollom, chairman of Swansea’s family-owned Mumbles Pier, is backing his city’s bid to be crowned the UK City of Culture 2021.   According to the competition’s rules, the Welsh coastal city must prove its bid is centred around heritage, and that it will build on existing investment it receives from the lottery fund. Bollom hopes that a successful bid will...

Bollom family praised for artistic outreach

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The Bollom family has been drawing praise from residents local to their Mumbles Pier this month, after they provided new space for an art gallery that had been left without space. When the owner of the gallery’s former residence opted to sell the building, it began a hunt for survival that ended with an offer from the Bollom’s to take up...