Hastings Pier :: Shared Description

Opened 1872 - Closed 2007 - Length 910ft

The pier was closed in 2006 and 2007 due to structural decay, and was due to be restored after the council had completed a compulsory purchase order.

On 5th October 2010, the pier was set alight by arsonists destroying most of the buildings. This was just hours after a competition was opened to redesign the pier. Despite taking four days to put out, the pier itself was said to be structurally sound, and the competition was still run, with a firm chosen.

In November 2012 a £11.4million lottery grant was awarded towards the pier rebuild. The total cost is only estimated at £13.9 million as the accommodation will be signicantly smaller than its original form.

It reopened on March 2016 and went on to win the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2017.

Also see Pleasure Piers of Great Britain LinkExternal link
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TQ8109 : Hastings pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : On Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Sunrise over Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Pelham Crescent Roofs by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Outfall on Pelham Beach by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : End of Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier repair works by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier 1 by Julian P Guffogg
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier Remains by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier after sunset by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Beach by Gerald England
TQ8209 : Path and Benches along Pelham Beach by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Bench on Hastings Pier by DS Pugh
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier at sunset by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier reconstruction by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8108 : End of Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Pelham Beach and Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : End of Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Starling at Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Pelham Beach by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier at low tide by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive

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Created: Sun, 29 Nov 2009, Updated: Wed, 20 May 2020

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