Hastings Pier – Opening Spring 2016


The final works of the £14.2m refurbishment of Hastings Pier are to complete over the coming weeks and we intend that the pier will be open to the public no later than the middle of April. Over the past two and half years of rebuilding work, the pier – and the weather – have rewritten our timetable more than once but the last planking should be in place by end of February leaving most of the remaining work inside the two buildings and therefore not impacted by weather. Once construction concludes we then have to fit out the spaces to make the Pier fully operational, including all of our heritage interpretation elements. Our goal is to have the Pier fully operational by mid April and if it is possible to enable public access prior to that date then we will want to make that happen.

Simon Opie
Hastings Pier Charity CEO


A gala celebration of the new pier is planned for the late afternoon / evening of Saturday 21st May.

The pier plans farmers’ markets, outdoor cinema, live music events, art installations and night sky watching. A Summer Circus will be on the pier from 5th. August through to the August Bank Holiday.


A great deal of work, enormous local, regional and national support and very substantial financial awards have enabled this project to take shape. The following organizations have been, and will continue to be, vital to the economic health and success of this project:

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