New Brighton Pier is currently being repaired, with work expected to be complete in April 2018.
The repairs to New Brighton Pier will focus on earthquake damage sustained by the support columns at seabed-level, and there will be additional repairs to cosmetic earthquake damage on the deck and railings.
Visiting the Pier
Part of New Brighton Pier is closed to the public from mid August 2017 to allow repairs to be carried out.
Contractors have been working since the start of this year on repairing the pier’s earthquake-damaged support columns, but have now reached a point in the project where the tides will make carrying out the work from the beach impossible. The original plan to keep the full length of the pier open is no longer safe or feasible, due to the amount of equipment that will now be required on the pier. The contractor is working with the Council's events team to ensure the Guy Fawkes Fireworks Spectacular goes ahead as normal.
The outer two-thirds of the 300 metre-long pier will close from Monday 14 August 2017, and the closed area will be gradually reduced as the support columns are repaired. Read more.(external link)