Work on Old Colwyn new sea defenses completes

The final stage of the Old Colwyn new sea defenses, designed to protect village promenade, has been completed, Conwy County Borough Council said.

photo courtesy of Conwy County Borough Council

The nearly £18M project, fully funded by Welsh Government, has included building a 720m long rock barricade in front of the existing seawall using 160,000 tonnes of rock, raising the promenade and road by 1.5 metres, and adding a fishing platform and new beach access steps.

This significant civil engineering project is part of the Council’s commitment to improve sea defences all along the county coastline,” said Cllr Goronwy Edwards, Cabinet Member for Environment, Roads and Facilities – Infrastructure.

“The Council will start work on improving coastal defences at Kinmel Bay and Towyn after the summer, with schemes for Llandudno and Llanfairfechan also in the pipeline with allocated funding.”

The promenade road initially closed in May 2021 for an 18 month period, before Conwy County Borough Council secured extra funding to complete all the work required on this stretch, extending the project to early 2024.