Pier buildings to be demolished
ALL buildings above deck level on Weymouth’s Pleasure Pier will be demolished to prepare for works to strengthen the structure.
A report to the harbour board says that the works are ‘urgent’ after recent storms loosened greenheart fenders, especially on the seaward side.
It is hoped to start the demolition work at the end of January.
Demolition and other costs have been put at £35,000, money which will be taken from the pier’s reserves account.
Following the demolition a new kiosk will be built on the pier which will be leased out. Work will also be undertaken to apply a better surface to the decking and to reinstate and upgrade the current hand railing to improve its strength and appearance.