Clacton Pier to get major make over

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Clacton Pier to get major make over

Postby Bob » 03 Jul 2017, 14:29

Work to make Clacton Pier an all-year-round attraction has begun this week

The pier is set to undergo a seven-figure sum makeover this year, with more than £225,000 already invested in the July repairs. The work is focused on modernising and strengthening the landmark’s infrastructure, ready for phase two of its facelift at the end of the season.

Billy Ball, pier director, said: “We have already removed an old workshop on the east side and re-concreted ready for new attractions later this year. The refurbishment work is concentrating on areas which have gone untouched for 90 years, and follows £12,000 spent on a new sign and £25,000 for an upgraded frontage.

This week, repairs to the piles and beams on the east side of the pier will take place, as well as work on the car park. The parking area on the pier will also be removed and replaced with more outdoor seating, which will attract more food vendors

On the west side, a new transformer will be installed to provide power to the landmark and its new features. “We will be doubling the amount of power available and getting rid of an old transformer

This is all just a taster of what is to come over the next 12 months and beyond as we try to make every square foot of the pier to pay for itself.
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