The scheme represented an opportunity to build on the success of previous phases of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project with the production of a sustainable design that will allow the local environment and communities to thrive and grow.
The St Austell Bay Resilient Regeneration (StARR) project is a combination of urban and upstream interventions, which aims to reduce flood risk to communities living and working in the St Austell Bay area.
The site of the dredging works was the River Lagan which flows through the middle of Belfast. The dredging works were carried out on the impounded stretch of the River between the Stranmillis Weir and Lagan Weir.
Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project – Design of Vibrant and Viable Places (VVP) Phase 2 Promenade Enhancements
This project represents Phase 2 of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront Project, a major scheme delivered by Conwy County Borough Council which is intended to secure the long-term protection of Colwyn Bay and provide measures which will assist with the regeneration of the once popular and successful coastal resort.
The coastal defences along the Colwyn Bay frontage had several key issues to address through developments and improvements. As a result of regular over-topping of the defences, the defences themselves were being negatively impacted, as well as local infrastructure, and the local community through the regular closing of the coast road after storm damage.
In June 2014, Rivers Agency commenced construction of the £1.4 million flood alleviation scheme on the Cloughfin River in Beragh. The scheme provides flood protection to 17 residential properties and the Red Knights GAA Club facilities, both of which were affected by flooding in 2008 and 2011.
The works involve the renewal of the existing drainage linear soakaways to relieve the re-occurant flooding along the bypass.