Saturday, January 29, 2022

Tag: Abid Gulzar

Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier: Quiet corners and empty spaces

Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier reopening
While the reopening of the Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier is a positive, it’s a pity the local council has left the space empty, Edward Lowton opines.

Unplanned obstacle: Eastbourne Pier kiosk plans face fresh controversy after conservationists raise concerns over construction

Eastbourne Pier
Over two years after plans for four new kiosks on Eastbourne Pier were approved, and just weeks into construction, council planners and conservationists have raised fresh concerns over the designs.

Is Hastings Pier for sale? Casual words stir speculation over possible change of ownership

Hastings Pier possibly for sale
After a third-party operator claimed that Hastings Pier would soon be changing hands, interested parties, including the local council, are scurrying to find out whether there’s any truth to the rumours that owner Abid Gulzar really is looking to sell.

Hastings Pier: Same owner, new management

Hastings Pier new management
Whilst retaining ownership, Abid Gulzar has stepped back from his high-profile managerial role which brought Hastings Pier back from the brink, and in a bold move, handed over the reins of its operation (for now) to fresh blood.

Eastbourne Pier remains closed after Claremont Hotel inferno

Claremont fire closes Eastbourne Pier
A fire at Abid Gulzar’s former seafront property the Claremont Hotel continues to prevent access to his new operation, Eastbourne Pier, as the ruins of the burned-out building..

Hastings Pier reports positive signs from new FEC

Hastings Pier FEC
Hastings Pier has celebrated the success of its new FEC, stating the newly installed gaming hub has already begun to attract visitors to the pier.

Machines head back to Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier
After more than a decade’s hiatus, the traditional pier pastime is back up-and-running on the new incarnation of Hastings Pier.

Eastbourne Pier extension back on course after delays

Eastbourne Pier, extension, delays, Abid Gulzar
Despite Eastbourne being one of many British seaside resorts hit by recent economic uncertainty, plans for a pier extension are back underway. Owner Abid Gulzar has declared that pleasure cruisers will be docking at the landmark by summer. Eastbourne Pier owner Abid Gulzar has reiterated plans to construct a jetty extension to the landmark edifice, despite plans being delayed since...

National Piers Society sees positive future for Hastings’ new owner

Hastings Pier
Under new commercial ownership, the National Piers Society believes Hastings Pier is well placed to capitalise on a strong UK tourism economy. he National Piers Society has said that Hastings Pier is set to have a bright future after meeting with the new owner to discuss future plans for the troubled attraction. Chairman Tim Wardley travelled to the south coast resort...

Gulzar’s gold touch is too much for Eastbourne pier

Coinslot - Eastbourne pier gold
The Eastbourne Herald is reporting that pier owner, Abid Gulzar, has found himself in another planning row, this time over frivolous application of gold paint.   The owner had already been granted planning permission to paint two domes in the middle of the seafront landmark to match the other 13, however, planners say the turrets supporting the domes and other roofs...

Game of Piers gears up following Pier of the Year

Coinslot - Game of Piers
With Hastings winning Pier of the Year for 2017 at the start of this month, next year’s competition has already begun for some inspired pier owners.   Next year’s Pier of the Year award is already on the target list for some pier owners, each looking to succeed newly annointed Hastings. While the amusement- less pier won the 2017 edition from...