Barry Island Regeneration continues
Published Tuesday 18 February 2014
Works to transform the Eastern Promenade on Barry Island have been progressing well.
When completed, the scheme will provide new beach huts, toilet facilities and a traversing wall as well as renovation of the eastern shelter and new viewing platforms and footpaths.
The recent focus of attention has been on excavating areas to allow for new footpath links, constructing retaining walls and preparing the new beach hut structures. These works remain well on schedule, despite the recent spell of bad weather.
Councillor Neil Moore, Leader of the Council, Councillor Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the Director of Development Services, Rob Thomas visited the site last week to gauge progress when they were accompanied by David Harris, Managing Director of WRW Construction Ltd
Councillor Neil Moore, Leader of the Council said: “This scheme demonstrates this Council’s firm commitment to Barry and the Island as a visitor destination. This destination is unique in South Wales and this scheme will provide further attractions and facilities for visitors. We are developing a scheme that all traders, businesses, residents and visitors can be proud of and I look forward to visiting the site again in a few weeks’ time to see further progress.”
Councillor Lis Burnett said: “It was really positive to see the scheme taking shape and there were noticeable differences since my previous visit to the site. The progress on the beach huts is particularly exciting and you can now picture what a difference they will make to this part of the promenade. I am particularly pleased that decisions that we made during the feasibility and design stage of the project means that we are delivering a robust scheme which has already been tested during the recent stormy weather.”
David Harris, Managing Director of WRW Construction Ltd said: “I am very pleased to be involved in such an exciting project and we are very pleased to be associated with the regeneration of the Island. It has been a particularly challenging few weeks, having to contend with high tides and wild weather conditions, but I am delighted that the scheme is taking shape.”