A TRUST have voiced their delight that work on the new pier in Colwyn Bay will soon be complete.

The pier is rapidly taking shape; contractors have been installing decorative ironwork panels.

Of the 99 original decorative ironwork panels taken from the old pier, 74 were successfully refurbished and are being used on the new pier.

A spokesperson from the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust Campaign said: "We are delighted to see this long term dream coming to fruition.

"There have been many hurdles and doubters along the way but we never steered away from the objective of saving the pier in one form or another.

"I'm sure we'll have a celebration the day the pier opens her boardwalk to us again."

Work to construct the new pier is scheduled to be completed by late spring.

Cllr Brian Cossey, chair of the project board, said “It’s been fascinating to watch the new pier take shape over recent months, and it’s particularly exciting to see some of the decorative ironwork being installed.

“Conwy’s councillors and officers have worked hard over many years to get to this stage and we’re pleased that the project is progressing well and completion is in sight.”

The colours used on the decorative ironwork are taken from the results of a paint analysis that dated the colour scheme back to 1934, which corresponds with the construction of the third pavilion that year.