Work to start on new Colwyn Bay Pier this year

March 11, 2019

Work will be starting before the end of the year on the new Colwyn Bay Pier marking a new chapter on the Promenade here in Colwyn Bay.

After years of debate, lobbying and legal action the old Pier was taken to the ground last summer with key parts of the structure put into storage for inclusion in a new structure.

Donald Insall Associates has been appointed as lead consultant to develop and oversee the reconstruction of a truncated pier.

Detailed designs for the new pier have been developed in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council and based on the consented scheme which achieved planning and listed building consent in 2017.

The Victoria Pier and Pavilion initially opened in 1900, and has been rebuilt twice in the early half of the 20th century due to fire. The third pavilion opened in 1934 and remained a popular attraction until the 1980s when its condition deteriorated to a point where it was deemed unsafe for entertainment use. By the 2010s the structure was in a state of near-collapse, finally being dismantled last month.

Elinor Gray-Williams, Associate Director and Conwy office lead, said: “It has been a difficult history for the pier, and we are looking forward to help forge a positive way forward.”

Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust will be working closely with the developers and local authority on the construction of the new pier with a view to having the pier extended over time if fundraising and investment allows.