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What should be done with Colwyn Bay Pier?

Demolish it
Carry out basic renovation (spend up to £5m)
Carry out comprehensive renovation, including all buildings (spend up to £10m)

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2010, 08:13:14 PM »
So if I offered them a pound they might take it?  :o ;D

Seriously, if the administrators are willing to entertain offers....then why doesnt the Pressure Group make a bid for, say, a  few thousand quid? If it is accepted, then its time to raise the money - a couple of thousand would be no problem. At the first pier meeting, the chap from CBI Insurance pledged £10,000 to the pier fund as I recall.

The time for talking is over....or the various groups will still be talking when the pier collapses into the sea!

DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2010, 04:34:43 PM »
Just remembered I have the structural survey for Colwyn Bay Pier that was done last year - I know that Fester will enjoy reading it!  :)

2009 Surveyors report:
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Plan of Pier:
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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2010, 07:04:53 PM »
These are the men that built the Pier:
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Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2010, 09:34:44 PM »
Is that Steve Hunt, front row, far right, sitting down?

DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2010, 06:20:18 PM »
Sharp eyes there, Trojan!  L0L

Here's the Pier in 1971, still a thriving business back then. Can it be revived again?  ;)

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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2010, 07:43:51 PM »
Just needs a bit of paint!  :o

Maybe that van is the previous owner moving his stuff out?  ?{}?

Ian

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2010, 07:48:34 PM »
Organised squatters?




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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2010, 08:06:38 PM »
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Organised squatters?
Even squatters would think twice before staying there in its current state!  :o

SCMP

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2010, 09:04:55 PM »
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Just remembered I have the structural survey for Colwyn Bay Pier that was done last year - I know that Fester will enjoy reading it!  :)


Hi there,
There is a more recent survey that has been completed. I think the council where given it last week as they paid for it... or is that us lol? Not sure when it is made public though but i do know it is much more indepth and the figures are not 'guestemets' like the 2009 report.

Also the numbers that are on the cards with RPG seem to be about £100K! That seems a little far fetched to me! Maybe when they see what the surveyors report says they will rethink their prices and they could pay somebody to take the pier off their hands!

Ah well... we shall see!

SCMP

Trojan

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2010, 09:08:20 PM »
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Just needs a bit of paint!  :o

Maybe that van is the previous owner moving his stuff out?  ?{}?

Hmmmm, it's a Merc Dave.  ?{}?

DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2010, 09:18:28 PM »
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Hi there,
There is a more recent survey that has been completed. I think the council where given it last week as they paid for it... or is that us lol? Not sure when it is made public though but i do know it is much more indepth and the figures are not 'guestemets' like the 2009 report.

Also the numbers that are on the cards with RPG seem to be about £100K! That seems a little far fetched to me! Maybe when they see what the surveyors report says they will rethink their prices and they could pay somebody to take the pier off their hands!

Ah well... we shall see!

SCMP
£100k!!!!!  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o They must be dreaming; that's what Steve Hunt paid for the Pier originally when it was fully operational, not a boarded up wreck like it is now. Yeh, they need to revise their estimates downwards...by about £99,999!

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2010, 11:35:01 PM »
I, for one, would be most interested in studying this latest factual report.
I was completely unaware that my council tax had been spent on another survey.

Now that it has, I would like to peruse it... I have paid for it.

It seems to me that the Administrators cannot possibly hope to recoup £100,000 for what remains of this pier.
It is an entirely uncommercial figure... unless, they are aware of a pot of cash from either CCBC or the Welsh Assembly, which they want a slice of before releasing it.
This issue bears closer investigation.

 

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Ian

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2010, 08:07:18 AM »
Indeed.  They'll want out of the whole thing, I'd have thought, and that price tag seems destined to prevent an early exit, to put it mildly.
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DaveR

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2010, 09:16:45 PM »
A prosperous Pier cafe in 1959:

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Pendragon

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Re: The long running saga of Colwyn Bay Pier
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2010, 10:41:13 PM »
This is a picture of colwynbay pier 1905

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