Southend Pier provides renovation update

Southend Pier renovation update
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Southend Pier has updated visitors on renovations taking place at the seaward end of the pier, which have required the presence of a crane barge a mile out to sea.

 

The work, part of a wider investment and repair programme on the Essex landmark, will see pilings installed in order to support new toilet facilities.

“Visitors may have been wondering who our offshore friends are,” said a spokesperson for the pier via social media, beneath a timelapse video of renovations.

“The team on the barge are undergoing piling work to support the new WC block. To improve the visitor experience when spending a penny on future visits.”

Work to upgrade the pier includes the addition of a new restaurant area inside The Royal Pavilion, as well as wind-blocks and a viewing platform.

Southend Council’s department of culture and tourism also recently commissioned plans for a new cafe located at the pier entrance providing “light refreshments with a fun element,” and a rooftop terrace.

The much-anticipated electric pier trains are also set to be unveiled shortly, after a paint issue delayed their installation earlier this summer.

“It is hoped they will be ready in time for September,” reported The Echo.


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