Imaginative new lighting and a range of refurbishments are set to feature in an exciting second phase of renovations for Deal Pier.
The new £600k investment is set to include work to refurbish the clock and art sculpture above the pier entrance, the installation of an electronic public information screen showcasing Deal and the area, and replacing and improving lighting to frame the pier structure while minimizing energy consumption. Other works would include enhancing the appearance of the pier shelters, general painting and repairs, the installation of an electronic visitor counter, replacing the CCTV system, and key concrete repairs to the pier structure.
DDC’s Cabinet is considering the works at its meeting on Monday (4 Feb). The second phase is set to take place over the course of the next financial year.
A range of works has already been completed under the first phase, including investment to renew the pier seating, replace the pier surfacing, repaint the metalwork, renew the gas main, and refurbish the pumped drainage system. Repairs to the lower deck are also nearing completion.
This also follows news that Deal Pier Kitchen, the new café restaurant at the end of the pier Deal Pier Kitchen, officially opened in January.
The first £500k phase of refurbishment works was announced in 2018, following the celebration of Deal Pier’s Diamond Anniversary in November 2017.
Cllr Trevor Bartlett, DDC Cabinet Member for Corporate Assets said: “Deal Pier is the jewel in the crown of Deal Seafront, and is a popular site for local people and visitors. We are delighted to invest in upgrading this fantastic amenity, to provide an enhanced visitor experience, and to make it fit for the next 60 years.”
For more information, please see report to Cabinet on the DDC website, or for more details on Deal Pier, please see the Deal Pier page.
Posted on 01 February 2019