Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier, North Wales
|Design:||Maynall & Littlewood|
|Construction:||Braced cast iron columns, steel girders, timber deck members|
|Original length:||(i) 67m; (ii) 229m, 1903|
|Fire:||1922, 1933, 1935|
|Restoration:||1903, 1917, 1954, 1964-9, 2004-present|
Victoria Pier’s third Pavilion was opened in 1934 and is a unique construction for a seaside pier building. In its day it was at the cutting edge of both building techniques and modernist/art deco design with the pavilion incorporating murals by the famous war artist Eric Ravilious. The pier has been in gradual decline since the early 1990s and its condition continues to deteriorate, despite several attempts to resurrect it. The local council has applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £4.9 million towards the restoration.