THE Christmas festivities may be just around the corner but the work doesn't let up for the team at Llandudno Pier. 

Between now and Easter, essential work is being carried out on the substructure of Llandudno Pier. The work is described as strenuous and time consuming; it is very much open to the elements with the pier stretching 2,295 feet (700m) over the sea.

The Williams's family invest hundreds of thousands of pounds every year into Wales's longest Pier, without any support or funding, so that future generations can enjoy the engineering spectacle for decades to come.

Paul Williams, general manager at Llandudno Pier Trading Limited, said: "The work that’s being carried out involves replacing several struts, cross beams and anchor points. 

North Wales Pioneer: The work involves replacing several struts, cross beams and anchor points. The work involves replacing several struts, cross beams and anchor points.  (Image: Permission granted)
"The majority has been completed under the bar area with the next phase moving towards the café.

"A substantial beam is being replaced from the arcade to the café, which will give us the opportunity to open up the old landing stage underneath and the additional stairway to a floating pontoon.

"The final stages will involve work underneath the arcade and replacing the current stairs leading down from the fishing platform. The hope is to encourage more vessels to dock with us and the increase in number of trips we can support for the town.

North Wales Pioneer: The maintenance of Llandudno Pier is carried out all yearThe maintenance of Llandudno Pier is carried out all year (Image: Permission granted)
"The maintenance of the Pier is carried out all year round by a dedicated team regardless of the weather or freezing temperatures," Paul added.


"We have to replace parts like for like as best as we can but with the cost of steel and wood increasing dramatically, this can escalate quickly so the current work has had to take priority.

"This has come to a significant cost to the privately owned Pier, which receives no support or funding from Local or National government."

"Adam and Alison Williams continue to invest heavily in the Pier, in the region of 500,000 plus annually, so that future generations can enjoy this magnificent showpiece for years to come."