Work will begin on the landing stage of the famed Llandudno Victorian pier as the attractions owner takes over the project. The responsibility of structural work has been passed on from Conwy County Borough Council, to owners Six Piers Ltd.
Delays on the project were announced early in April, putting hold on plans by Waverley Excursions to run trips from the pier in May and June. The work was started in June last year, with a £200,000 investment from Gwynt y Mor windfarm operators RWE npower renewables.
There were delays on the project that were announced early in April, putting a hold on plans by Waverley Excursions to run trip from the pier in May and June. The aim to begin with was to have the work competed by this summer, allowing ships such as the Waverley and the Balmoral to dock at the pier, and have the ability to return to Llandudno to its status as a stop-off point on seaside excursion routes.
Simon Mason, General Manager of the Llandudno Vcitoian Pier said that they are now hoping that work will be completed by September 3rd – in time for the arrival of the Waverley.
Simon Mason, general manager of the pier, said the company was looking to begin work within two weeks, and aimed for a completion date of September 3 – in time for the arrival of the Waverley.
He said: “It’s been decided it would make financial sense for it to be handed over to Six Piers, and we’re looking to have it ready by September, in time for the Waverley to come in.
“Obviously that’s quite a tight time scale, but that’s our aim.”
He added that MP Marine, which already carries out some structural and decking work on the pier, had been chosen to work on the fenders.
Jim Jones, section head for Tourism and Community Development at Conwy, said: “Work will be carried out by Six Piers and is due to start very shortly; it’s expected to take about 10 weeks in total. The aim is to complete in early September (subject to weather conditions)”.