Llandudno Pier makes major investment announcement about 'rear' entrance

Llandudno Pier is one of the finest in Britain
Llandudno Pier is one of the finest in Britain -Credit:Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Llandudno Pier has made a major investment announcement about the historic attraction. The 700 metre pier is one of the most popular tourism attractions in North Wales.

But the 'rear' entrance on the Happy Valley side of the structure has been closed for a number of years due to structural issues. There have been calls for the gates to be reopened.

Now the pier manager Paul Williams says planning has started on a refurbishment project for the entrance. He said it was a "huge project" and a start date and timescale would be announced shortly.

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He said: "Today, we are pleased to announce that planning has begun on the refurbishment of the Happy Valley entrance to the Pier. This will be a huge project involving the replacement of 3 x 16 meter girders, 2 x 10 meter girders, side fencing and the entire wooden decking from the entrance all the way up to the Ice Cream Kiosk.

Reopening the pier's 'rear gate' is another item of Adam's wishlist
Work will take place to reopen the 'rear' gates -Credit:David Powell/North Wales Live

"The entire section will be scaffolded from the top all the way underneath supported by a further 2 x 18 meter girders. We will confirm a start date and potential opening date nearer to the time and will update the general public as the work progresses.

"Adam Williams and his family continue to invest into the future of Llandudno Pier so generations can enjoy for years to come. The works to be completed will be in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.

"This project is on top of the steel replacements that have been carried out in the past few months along with replacing sections of decking and the current repaint. We thank to local community and businesses for their continued support."

The pier dates back to 1877 and was bought by Adam Williams's Tir Prince leisure group in 2015.

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