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| November 16, 2018

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Work Starts on West Pier Kiosk Restoration Project

Andrew O'Connor

For almost a century and a half the West Pier has been Britain’s most iconic pier. Renowned for its wonderful architectural style, it has been visited and enjoyed by millions. Even today with its sculptural remains casting an eerie beauty over the seafront, the West Pier is still the most photographed building in Brighton.

The West Pier Trust is committed through education and conservation to preserving and celebrating the history of the West Pier.The trust was created in 1978, and is a non-profit charity and a limited company which owns the pier and the rights that attach to it.

The Trust plans to restore an 1866 octagonal kiosk recovered from the pier in 1996, and reinstate it on the seafront as part of the landscaping east of BAi360. It will complete the West Pier themed area which already features a golden spiral created from pier columns and the pier tollbooths that stand at the entrance of BAi360.

Together these features honour the finest pier ever built and ensure it continues to be celebrated and never forgotten.

The kiosk was one of six that adorned the pier when it opened in 1866. Its oriental design was inspired by the Royal Pavilion.

The Trust will restore it to its original exquisite condition  so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful building and experience an important original part of the West Pier. Once restored, it will be the oldest pier building in the world.

You can be a part this seafront restoration and support the West Pier Trust by donating to this exciting project.

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