Withernsea Pier and Promenade Association have plans to rebuild the pier. It will be constructed in stages, with each stage being taken into use as it’s completed. Stage one will consist of only the first span of the pier, and therefore be relatively inexpensive and quick to construct.
Foundations and steel structure for Stage One
Stage One of the Pier, also known as the Pier Balcony, completed
The fist stage of the pier reconstruction will once again give a purpose to the Pier Towers, and create a focal point for the local residents and visitors. It will also provide a platform for promoting and raising the funds to complete the rest of the Pier.
What the view will look like from the Pier Balcony
The proposed Pier Balcony seen from the new slipway.
The second stage will consist of 10 identical 40 foot sections to ensure that the end of the pier will be in the sea even at low tide. The slim modular design should make the construction process quick and simple once the plans and funding for the sections are completed.
The picture below show what it might look like when the first 6 sections of the structure are completed.
Stage 3 will be the pier head, extending the pier a further 120 feet, and bringing the total length of the pier to 560 feet. The construction of the pier head is very similar to the original pier. It will consist of 15 piles 20’ apart with a fishing / boat platform under the main deck.
What it might look like with stage 3 of the pier completed
The 4th and final stage will be to build a two storey structure at the end of the pier.
The plan is to build a Renewable Energy Centre to demonstrate all the forms of renewable energy.
There will be a wind turbine and solar panels on the roof, a small Hydro Electric generator, and a wave and tidal generation system installed under the pier. Diagrams and monitors inside the building will explain how it works and show the amount of electricity generated.Hopefully we will also have monitors showing the energy produced at the large offshore windfarms seen through the windows.
There will be a small kitchen and cafe/restaurant downstairs. Upstairs there will be an open plan room that can be used for meetings, conferences, birthday parties, school trips etc.
What the view might be like from the 1st floor of the energy centre.
What the rebuilt Withernsea Pier may look like
All pictures on this page © Torkel Larsen