Hastings pier set to re-open

posted on 19th of march, 2016

I have written before about our historic Victorian pier here in Hastings in East Sussex, England. Opened in 1872, the pier was closed some years ago due to safety concerns and later devasted by fire in October 2010.

With funding from the Lottery Heritage Fund and money raised from the public, rebuilding work has been taking place over the last few years with the grand re-opening now hopefully taking place in April 2016.
Much work has been carried out to strengthen the iron sub structure. Wooden decking has been replaced. The burnt out ballroom has been demolished and a new visitor centre built.

The fire ravaged pavilion at the entrance to the pier has been restored and turned into a new restaurant.
The pier intends to be a hub for all sorts of activities once re-opened with a range of live performances...

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Comments (4)

Posted by Perstock on March 21, 2016
Great, lets hope for success!
Posted by Martingraf on March 21, 2016
good that you took the time to take pictures during the building period - everyone will be able to take pictures of the new place, but not many have pictures of that period - I'm looking forward to visit Hastings Pier one day :)
Posted by Alessandrarc1 on March 20, 2016
May be I can see it when it is ready on a touristic trip to England! Thanks for the info!

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