Southend pier development receives green light

Planning permission has been granted for a striking cultural centre at the end of the UK’s historic Southend Pier, the world’s longest pleasure pier.

The 364m2 centre was designed by Scandinavian firm White Arkitekter and UK-based Sprunt and features a wave-shaped roof built from triangular panels.

The building includes seating for 185 people, an artists’ studio and a café and dining area.

A south-facing terrace opposite the entrance is arranged in a series of levels to provide an amphitheatre with seating for up to 100 people.

The plans will revitalise the iconic pier’s fortunes following a fire that devastated the structure in 2005. Originally constructed in the Victorian era, the Grade II listed structure has its own train line and is 2,158m long.

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