Ceredigion County Council has approved plans for a new extension and viewing platform on Aberystwyth’s Royal Pier.
The proposal forms the latest part of the wider investment strategy by pier owners Revegate Aberystwyth Ltd, aimed at “reinvigorating” the Grade II-listed attraction.
“We’ve been working closely with the pier’s owners over recent years to support their efforts to reinvigorate the pier, bringing it back to its Victorian splendour,” said principal architect Doug Hughes.
“This latest planning approval will allow the demolition and replacement of an existing store building on the structure. In its place a new building will be built, extending the internal area along the pier and providing a balcony area for visitors throughout the year.” The Royal Pier is Wales’ oldest pleasure pier, built by Eugenius Birch in 1865, and is famous as the site of dawn and dusk Starling murmurations, one of the main reasons cited for the construction of the new viewing platform. This is the latest of a series of improvements at the pier. A comprehensive renovation of the landward end was approved by Ceredigion County Council last year.