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Construction Students Given Access to Coastal Defence Project

Coleg Llandrillo Construction students were recently given VIP access to the much-talked-about coastal defence project at Rhos-on-Sea.

The visit to the site on the coastal town’s West promenade was organised through CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) Wales as part of the ‘See Your Site’ initiative. Griffiths Civil Engineering began work on the project in the summer, and it is due for completion in spring 2023.

On arrival, the group of students were provided with all the information regarding the project, followed by a site visit and a question-and-answer session.

Coleg Llandrillo tutor Jeff Price said: “Many thanks to the CITB and Griffiths Civil Engineering for providing our brickwork and degree students with the invaluable opportunity to visit this major construction site. The talk was illuminating and the students got the opportunity to ask a series of questions concerning both the project and the construction industry as a whole.”

The project’s aim is to improve the coastal defences by importing approximately 1 million tonnes of sand to place in front of the existing seawall. This will protect the seawall and the properties and infrastructure behind it from the continued threat of the sea and accepted climate change levels.

The scheme also includes modifications to the lower beach and improvements to the promenade, widening it to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists. Street furniture and lighting will also be upgraded. The company is also adding play and recreation spaces, shelters, planters, public art and event spaces.

For more information on Construction courses at Coleg Llandrillo, contact the college’s Learner Services team on 01492 542 338.