Vote to make Colwyn Bay prom a real world beater!


September 10, 2019

People in Wales are urged to back the Colwyn Bay Waterfront project to win the Institution of Civil Engineers People’s Choice Award, which celebrates the best civil engineering projects of the year that have made a positive impact for their local communities.

The recent phase two improvements to Colwyn Bay’s Waterfront is competing against projects across the world.

Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director, said: “Good civil engineering projects greatly benefit people’s everyday lives, shaping the world and safeguarding our future.

"The Colwyn Bay scheme has provided much needed regeneration and an economic boost to this part of Wales as well as vital coastal protection and deserves to be recognised as one of the best examples of civil engineering in the country.

"I encourage members of the community, and indeed the rest of the country, to show their appreciation and cast their vote for the project to win.”

"The Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project has completely transformed the town’s frontage. It is very satisfying to see storm waves lap harmlessly onto the new beach instead of crashing against the old Victorian sea wall, but nothing beats seeing hundreds of visitors enjoying the fantastic new beach and promenade on a sunny day!"

Voting has just opened at www.ice.org.uk/Peopleschoiceawardand closes on 27 September.

All voters will be entered into a prize draw to win an Amazon Echo. The public can follow award updates on social media using #ICEPeopleschoice. The winning project will be revealed on 12 November.

In 2018, over 70,000 people around the world cast a vote for one of their favourite civil engineering projects, with the top prize going to the Kaikōura earthquake recovery project in New Zealand.

The project rebuilt 194 kilometres of road and 150 kilometres of rail, restoring links to isolated communities, following the damage caused by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in November 2016.