Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier, Somerset
|Construction:||Cast iron columns, steel cross-bracing, wooden deck|
|Original length:||(i) 329m; (ii) 787m, 1906|
|Restoration:||1932/3, 1970, 1992/3, 2009|
The Grand Pier has been damaged by fire on two occasions, in 1930 and 2008. Following the 2008 fire, which completely destroyed the pavilion, the pier was rebuilt to a design by architects Angus Meek at a cost of £39 million. It was formally opened by Princess Anne on 25th July 2011 and in the same year owners Michelle and Kerry Michael, a local brother and sister partnership, collected the National Piers Society’s ‘Pier of the Year’ award.