Redevelopment Plans for English Pier Revealed

30 September 2008 (Last Updated September 30th, 2008 18:30)

A shortlist of redevelopment plans for a British pier has been revealed, eight weeks after the seaside landmark was destroyed by fire. Six architect firms have entered designs into a competition to win the contract to shape new look Grand Pier, in Weston-super-Mare. The design

A shortlist of redevelopment plans for a British pier has been revealed, eight weeks after the seaside landmark was destroyed by fire.

Six architect firms have entered designs into a competition to win the contract to shape new look Grand Pier, in Weston-super-Mare.

The designs were submitted by four Bristol-based architects, Stride Treglown, Acanthus Ferguson Mann, Angus Meek and AWW, and two firms from London, Grimshaw and Ray Hole.

Pier owners, brother and sister Kerry and Michelle Michael, will choose a winning design with a team of stakeholders, including local authorities and English Heritage.

The 104-year-old pier was destroyed in only 90 minutes when the blaze broke out in July.

By staff writer.