The End of the Pier Show
When Hastings Pier burnt down in 2010 many thought that was the end of Britain's first purpose-built pleasure pier. In a celebration of the golden age of the British seaside pier, we follow the local campaign to save her. Can she rise from the ashes and reinvent herself?
In August 2008 the structure was deemed unsafe and the pier was shut down.
The decline of the pier
Hastings Pier fell into disrepair but local people were determined to save her.
Dramatic fire rages
The dramatic fire at Hastings Pier looked like it could be the final blow for the pier.
Hastings Pier on fire
Hastings Pier on fire c/o RNLI
Firefighters at Hastings Pier
Firefighters battle to save Hastings Pier. Image c/o RNLI.
Plans for the future
A summer festival is planned for the regenerated pier. Image c/o dRMM Architects.
A pier with a view
A visitor centre will have mirrored walls reflecting the sea and sky c/o dRMM Architects.
Cinema on the pier
A cinema screen could be one the pier's future attractions. Image c/o dRMM Architects.
A new leisure magnet
The pier will have a range of changing leisure activities. Image c/o dRMM Architects.