BARRY ISLAND EASTERN PROMENADE

WRW were awarded this project to transform the Eastern Promenade on Barry Island including refurbishment of listed buildings, public art, interactive water feature and events space. The scheme provides new beach huts, toilet facilities and a traversing wall as well as renovation of the eastern shelter and new viewing platforms and footpaths.

The former changing rooms, which have been vacant for many years, have been converted into new toilet facilities and a new water mist feature in the shape of ammonite fossils has been built on the promenade to sit below a covered events area. A variety of beach huts which can either be used as market stalls for local artists and craftspeople or hired out to visitors have also been built along the promenade.

An artist designed “traversing wall” is a striking inclusion to the new walkways and ramps being constructed which together with a new ramp to the beach will hopefully see the Eastern Promenade return to the visitor numbers of its heyday.

CLIENT:
Vale of Glamorgan Council

VALUE:
£2.5m

CONTRACT:
NEC 3 Option A

ARCHITECT:
EPT Partnership

CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER:
Bingham Hall

M&E ENGINEER:
McCann and Partners

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