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Clevedon Pier

Facts

Location Client Cost Size Completion Awards
Clevedon Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust £1.85m 320m2 May 2016 Historic England’s ‘People’s Choice’ Award 2016

Project details

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.

Historic England

Brief

  • 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

Results

  • 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

Integrated services

civil & structural engineering