Porth Eirias is an impressive and iconic new build development right at the heart of the new promenade improvements in Colwyn Bay.
A centre for the whole community and visitors alike, Porth Eirias offers a modern outdoor children's playground; sailing, windsurfing, powerboat and even paddleboard classes at Colwyn Bay Watersports, modern, comfortable changing facilities, and impressive state of the art meeting and event space that wows with idyllic views over the sea.
Summer 2015 has also seen the centre become home to a bistro designed and developed by Welsh Celebrity Chef Bryn Williams.
The centre was developed following a design competition by Conwy County Borough Council and voted for by the local community for a skilled team of designers to design and build a watersports hotspot on top of the platform created by the earlier engineering coastal defence works.
The Porth Eirias development formed part of a larger Coastal Town Regeneration project which received significant investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
Total Project Costs: £11.3m
European Regional Development Fund grant from the Convergence Programme 2007 – 2013: £5.9m