THE public are being urged to vote for Colwyn Bay’s seafront redevelopment in a global engineering awards scheme.

They are asked to back the town’s Waterfront Project Phase II to win the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award.

The project has transformed the town’s frontage. The scheme was initiated to address the condition of Victorian coastal defences and to protect the promenade and town from the threat of the sea. The major redevelopment also aimed to provide environmental improvements to the promenade, offering a modern, sustainable and attractive area for residents and visitors to enjoy for years to come.

The ICE awards celebrate the best civil engineering projects of the year, that have made a positive impact on their communities. The Colwyn Bay improvements are now up against projects from across the world in the prestigious awards.

Keith Jones, ICE Wales Cymru Director, said: “Good civil engineering projects greatly benefit people’s everyday lives, shaping the world and safeguarding our future.

“The Colwyn Bay scheme has provided much needed regeneration and an economic boost to this part of Wales as well as vital coastal protection and deserves to be recognised as one of the best examples of civil engineering in the country.

“I encourage members of the community, and indeed the rest of the country, to cast their vote for it to win. It is very satisfying to see storm waves lap harmlessly onto the new beach instead of crashing against the old Victorian sea wall, nothing beats seeing hundreds of visitors enjoying the fantastic new beach and promenade on a sunny day!”

Vote at: before September 27. All voters will be entered in a prize draw. The winner is revealed on November 12. See #ICEPeopleschoice