Part of pier off limits for 9 months
PARTS of a popular pier will remain closed to the public for nine months, its owners have announced.
Major restoration work, at a cost of £1m, is under way on the Grade II listed Garth Pier in Bangor (pictured below).
But the pier’s owners have confirmed that due to concerns over public safety following a structural engineering report, the public will not be able to access the furthest section of the 470 metre structure for approximately nine months.
A Bangor City Council spokesman said: “The area known as the Pierhead will be closed with effect from June 4 as the structure is considered a danger to general public. Unfortunately the Tea Room Pavilion will close as a result and no public access will be allowed until renovation works are complete. It is likely to remain closed for a period of nine months.
“The City Council apologises for any inconvenience during this construction project, but these works are deemed necessary to secure the stability and safety of the pier for future generations to enjoy.”