After being awarded the project by Conwy County Borough Council, VolkerStevin is now underway to commence the second phase of improvement works at the Colwyn Bay Promenade Enhancement project. The project involves the redevelopment of the town’s seafront and safeguarding the town and infrastructure from the threat of the sea.
The Phase 2 scheme will see 1km of promenade being transformed as a continuation of the recently completed Phase 1 waterfront works, with the next phase between Victoria Pier and the eastern extent of the Cayley Embankment by contractor VolkerStevin.
In line with the new waterfront project some of the works planned to enhance the promenade facilities include; traversing wall, beach access and seating area. As part of the upgrade to the promenade, Colwyn Bay wants to support a heathier community by creating direct fitness activities such as running and cycling routes along the waterfront to encourage exercise.
Rob Coupe, managing director at VolkerStevin, said: “It is always a joy to work on projects that help improve local attractions such as Colwyn Bay and we are thrilled to be awarded this contract. We have a lot of experience working on flood and coastal defence projects which help optimise our ideas to provide the best service to the client and public.”
Further developments to be completed over the next year includes improving parking provision, new landscaping and upgrading the existing promenade finishes and facilities. The design and materials used will be in keeping with the work undertaken between the Pier and Porth Eirias in 2014.
The VolkerStevin project team will be closely communicating with the local community and provide local workforce initiatives.
“The Council acknowledge that the works are commencing at a very busy time of year for the area. It is however important that the works get underway without delay to ensure that the project complies with the funding time constraints, and to alleviate the impact of the finishing works on the summer 2017 season.”