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There’s a whole lot of work going on as the renovation and rebuild project on the pier really gets into its stride; by the time the structural work is finished there’ll be around 21,000 metres of new timber, 11 new structural piles and 500 deck beams and 200 lattice girders will have been replaced or restored.

You can see the changes – and the work as it happens
– for yourself via the live Pier webcam.

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Posted on Thursday August 21st

A rare view of the new deck before its covered over. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted on Wednesday August 20th

This is sightly late but here a picture of the pier at the Hastings carnival, thanks to everyone who help make the float. If you'd like to see a section of it, its currently on display at the Hub open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Posted on Wednesday August 20th

The tea time update has been canceled today as our site staff are in meetings all day, but they given me an quick update for you:

Construction update 20th August 2014

We are almost 40% of the way through the project; labour on site is now in excess of 40 and continuing to increase. Progress has been good with the favourable weather conditions.

On the Parade Extension, 62 of the 64 trusses to be replaced have been completed as well as approximately 250 deck beams. This means that we have renewed more than one third of the structure and two thirds of the decking has been renewed. On the central section 16 of the 78 trusses have been replaced with trusses and decking following on.

The refurbishment of the Bandstand Pavilion has started. A complete new support structure has been inserted beneath the building. The building has been stripped out, temporary supports are being inserted and the floor will now be removed and reconstructed. The next stage is to remove the roof and construct the new zinc roof.

The jack-up barge will be arriving in early September; from this we will start the demolition of the Ballroom. It will also be used to re-instate the columns and beams at the Pier Head that were destroyed in the February storm. We expect the barge to be here for about four weeks.

The old balustrade that was removed from the East side has been shot blasted, de-salinated, and repaired. It is now going through the painting process and will be brought back to the Pier in three week time.

The next significant operation will be the piling for the Visitor Centre, which is being finalised and should be carried out in September. The new steel support structure will then follow and the laminated timber building erected on top.
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Thanks

It is entirely due to the fantastic efforts of the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust over the past five years that the ambition to restore Hastings Pier to its former, and future, glory has reached this stage.

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: