Tag: Felixstowe Pier

Felixstowe Pier knee-deep in toilet trouble

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Things got intense and aromatic at Felixstowe Pier last weekend, after a surge in public use of the arcade’s toilet facilities forced management to smash the metaphorical glass, sound the alarm, and declare the bogs a write-off. With footfall from sun-baked beach-goers at a record high this summer, staff at the pier had tried to anticipate an increase in lavatorial...

Felixstowe welcomes £3m pier redevelopment amid ongoing investment in the town

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  The tourism industry in the Suffolk seaside resort of Felixstowe has seen a marked rise after widespread regeneration attracts a new generation of holidaymakers, though the process has been far from easy. For the Threadwell family, however, their endeavours have been worth it.   A £3m redevelopment of Felixtowe's pier, once the longest in the country, has re-energised a renaissance in...

Felixstowe Pier to reopen for first time since WWII

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Launching in 1905 as one of the longest of its kind in the country, Felixstowe Pier offered visitors a half-mile stroll out over the English Channel until closing at the outbreak of war. Now, over a century on, the pier will once again offer traditional amusements to its East Anglian seaside resort, with operator Family Amusements Ltd planning to...

Felixstowe Pier FEC on course for summer opening

  Contractors working on Felixstowe Pier’s new pavilion building have confirmed that it remains on course to open later this summer. Good weather, particularly over the winter months, have allowed the team leading the £3m project to progress on schedule without disruption. The all new building will include a family entertainment centre, ten-pin bowling and food outlets including a café/bar. A...

End of the pier show: Felixstowe Pier rebuilding programme underway

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Felixstowe Pier has long been a mainstay of the Suffolk coast, but now its third major makeover is under way, after it was originally scheduled to coincide with the end of the Summer season. Demolition of the current building will be the first stage in a rebuilding programme, which is expected to cost about £3m and take 36 weeks, but...

Work begins of Felixstowe Pier’s new FEC

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With a temporary home finally secured for its amusement arcade, the project to build Felixstowe Pier’s new FEC has begun in earnest. Work on operator Pier Amusements’ multi-million pound project to create a new family entertainment centre on Felixstowe Pier got under way this week. The demolition of the pier’s current FEC had been due to begin earlier in September, but...