Council opens Colwyn Bay Pier
Conwy County Borough Council is proud to announce that work to construct the new truncated pier in Colwyn Bay has been completed.
Today (14/07/21) Council Chairman, Cllr Abdul Khan, opened Colwyn Bay Pier to the public.
Cllr Abdul Khan said: “It is with great pleasure that I open the pier today. Due to Covid restrictions we can’t have the big community celebration we’d have liked, but it’s still important that we mark this day and this connection to Colwyn Bay’s seaside history.”
“By constructing this pier we acknowledge the legacy of the Victorian engineers and also provides a focus for people to relive their many happy memories at this site.”
Built within the footprint of the original 1900 pier, the new truncated pier features ironwork salvaged from the old structure.
The original ornate columns under the boardwalk have been treated and reinforced, and seventy-eight decorative panels have been successfully refurbished.
The lamp columns, their bases and capitals have been recast as per original design.
Layers of paint on the old pier were analysed, and the colours used on the new truncated pier match the colour scheme from 1934.
Cllr Brian Cossey, Cabinet Member for Finance and Chair of the Pier Project Board, said, “Building a truncated pier was one of the conditions of being allowed to dismantle the old unstable structure. It’s thanks to the hard work of the councillors and officers involved that the new truncated pier has been built without the need for additional money, as the funding was within the existing maintenance budget.”
“We have also been pleased to be able to utilise Grosvenor Construction Ltd a specialist in building conservation from Kinmel Bay to reconstruct the pier as well as Calibre Metalwork, Caulmert, Donald Insall Associates, and J Freeley Ltd, who have been fundamental in bringing the space back to life.”
“Having the pier open for the public to use once more is another piece in the multi-million pound redevelopment of the Colwyn Bay waterfront and the physical regeneration of the town. It will be great to see families being able to enjoy the space as well as the beautiful coast line.”
Posted on 14/07/2021