A modern, new visitor centre with cafe, meeting and education spaces and associated facilities for Clevedon Pier; the only operating Grade 1 listed pier in the UK. This project secures the future for the pier, making an attractive visitor attraction serving quality food and creating a revenue stream to invest into the maintenance of the splendid Victorian structure.
The proposal to excavate the ramp is ingenious. The design of the proposed new structure; a lightweight element that emerges gently from the camber of the ramp appears well considered.
create a striking new building that reads differently from the pier delivered on a significantly constrained site with a limited budget
breathe new life into the Victorian structure to secure visitors' enjoyment for generations to come
deliver a low energy, high sustainability profile design
an exciting structural glass building over two levels built into the ramp leading up to the pier
new cafe, meeting rooms, education spaces and toilets to offer the highest quality visitor experience
a modern form that complements the much loved Victorian structure