Part of pier off lim­its for 9 months

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

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.”

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