November 26th 2021

Green transport feasibility study

A feasability study is currently underway to invesigate the improvement of pedestrian and bicycle links between Hirael’s promenade and Lon Las Ogwen in Porth Penrhyn. A decision on whether to proceed with this aspect of the wider scheme will be made depending on the outcomes of this study. This is not exclusively part of the flood alleviation scheme project, but it is hoped that they can be intergrated. 

November 17th 2021

Conclusion of ground investigations

The second phase of ground investigations at the site are now complete. As part of these investigations, the previously sheer drop to the water adjacent to the entrance to Beach Road East car park has been replaced with aggregate. It has been tipped and shaped at the location of the slipway to allow temporary access onto the beach for the excavator. It has been left in place to improve the beach access temporarily. 

November 1st 2021

Further ground investigations

As part of the design work for the flood defences, further ground investigation works are currently being undertaken close to the King George Playing Fields in Hirael. The work will involve drilling additional boreholes as well as excavating trial-pits on the foreshore. The information collected will be used in the design of the foundations of the flood defences. Hopefully the work will have a minimal affect on local residents, but please contact us if you have any queries or questions.

July 2021

Selection of a detailed design contractor

Following the tender process, we are delighted to announce that AECOM will be undertaking the deailed design of the scheme. Further details will follow as this element of the scheme gets underway.

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June 29th 2021

Publication of the public consultation report 

Following the public consultation period from March 26th to May 9th, a reort has been put together detailing your responses to the questionnaire, and other enquiries we recieved regarding the project.

Click the link below to read the report

June 22nd 2021

Work goes out to tender

The bidding process has oficially begun where design consultants will put forward their plans to fulfil the requirements of the scheme.  

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May 2021

Concept drawing in response to the public consultation

Following the extensive comments we recieved from the pulbic consultation, YGC have produced a concept drawing outlining how some of the suggestions put forward could be intergrated into the scheme. The plan includes the creation of information boards, benches, community art installations, disabled access to the field, spaces for plants and flowers, areas for catering services and outdoor exercise areas.


Please note that this plan is subject to change as the scheme moves forward. 

29th January 2021

Ground investiagtions get underway

The first few boreholes have been drilled along the promenade at Hirael this week. Some minor changes to the location of the boreholes have been made in order to maintain safe public access to the promenade. 


Please contact us if you have any concerns or queries. 

20th January 2021

Ground investiagtions to begin

Our drilling contractors will begin ground investigations from the 25th of January to the 31st of March. These essenstial works are being carried out to establish the the ground conditions on which the new defences will be built, and will assist engineers in designing the wall’s foundations.

This will bring some (mostly sound) disruption to the community for short periods during the work, and will involve temporary closures of seafront footpaths. For a short time, there will be no through access to ‘Y Bae’ via Glandwr Road.


Please contact us if you have any concerns or queries. 

December 2020

Release of the Hirael Flood Risk SOC

As 2020 draws to a close, the Hirael scheme carries on with the release of the Strategic Outline Case. This document sets out the initial stages of project development, and outlines the need for the project. It is also a major stepping stone in securing Welsh Government funding for the scheme.

Hirael flood prevention scheme

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