A large section of the huge masonry wall beneath the Northcliff Billiard annexe – the structure set into the cliff face near the Northcliff flats has collapsed onto the public pathway beneath – with more of the wall looking as it if is about to follow suit.
The cliff face and the pathway at this point is the property of Cardiff Harbour Authority and Cardiff Council – who assumed ownership of the area when they took over the assets of the former Cardiff Bay Development Corporation.
Further sections of the masonry wall show large cracks and also appear to be about to collapse. Posters on Twitter have drawn attention to the latest failure of the wall. There is no protection for the public at this point as there is elsewhere on the path.
Nearer the Custom House end of the pathway – with large quarry-boulders and fending being erected to protect beach-walkers from any falling trees or rocks – but in the area where the latest collapse has occurred there is no protection for the public .
The pathway runs from the Marine Buildings ( the derelict Renaissance-style terrace adjacent to the Custom House restaurant complex) but there is no official means of accessing it from the Cardiff Barrage car park . Walkers still have to negotiate a narrow route at the top of the rock armour of the Outer Harbour – running along the 0utside of the Custom House car-park fencing.