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'30% original' storm-damaged Aberystwyth shelter to reopen

16 August 2014 Last updated at 11:36 BST

Putting a new shelter on seafront at Aberystwyth would have been cheaper than repairing the grade II-listed structure but would not have complied with heritage regulations, says a councillor.

The seafront shelter in the Ceredigion town was badly damaged during January's storms.

The Bath Rock building on the promenade partly fell into a hole after its foundations crumbled as huge waves pounded the sea front.

The shelter dates back about 90 years and was built near the site of an old bathhouse.

Alun Williams, a councillor in Aberystwyth and a Ceredigion council cabinet member who will be at reopening of the shelter later, told Radio Wales that four skilled carpenters were needed to dismantle and then rebuild it as new with only around 30% of the original materials.

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