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Completed and Proposed Works


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With work continuing across Colwyn Bay’s waterfront, this page outlines the projects achievements so far and includes information about proposed works.

Project Achievements:

Feb 2011 – Phase 1 is approved and receives funding from the Welsh Assembly Government; work begins on site.

Oct 2011 – Conwy’s Planning Committee approvals plans for the watersports centre.

Dec 2011 – Following public consultation sessions, the foundations for the watersports centre are installed.

Feb 2012 - After receiving submissions, the new name for the watersports centre has been chosen – Porth Eirias.

Jun 2012 – Porth Eirias’s steel frame is completed Jul 2012 – The first event is held at the newly completed slipway – the inaugural, Eirias Triathlon.

Aug 2012 – Porth Eirias’s building is projected to receive BREEAM’s Excellent Standard.

Nov 2012 – The Porth Eirias time capsule is buried and will be dug up in 2062.

Feb 2013 – The importation of 500,000 tonnes of sand onto the beach begins.

June 2013 – Development of the promenade enhancement and coastal defence designs begins.

Jan 2014 – The next phases of the project are finalized.

Mar 2014 – Work begins on the promenade enhancements and coastal defence work.

Jul  2014 – The installation of the secondary seawall and new sections of the promenade begins.

Oct 2014 – The newly completed promenade reopens to the public.

Mar 2015 – Landscaping works take place west of the Princess Court Apartments on the landward side of the highway.

Apr 2015 – Seating units that were commissioned by the Arts Council Wales are installed.

July 2015 – Panoramic artwork installation completed in retaining wall around Porth Eirias.

Plans for proposed works

When plans for the next proposed phase of works have been produced we will share them via this webpage. These plans will also be available to view at information events, details of which will be published on the Waterfront webpage and also in the local press.

Due to the way in which the Project is funded and implemented, there are no detailed plans for the entire scheme at present. However, when undertaking the design process on each stage, the tie in to future developments is always a consideration, this ensures that we will achieve a level of continuity upon scheme completion.

June 2015 Newsletter

Coastal Repair Works 2014-15

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