The West Pier, Kings Road, Brighton - Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)

Pier, 1864-66 by Eugenius Birch. Closed in 1975. Historic England has declared its view that the combination of significant damage and cost of repair make restoration from public funds uneconomic. In early 2013 the eastern side of the structure collapsed following cold weather conditions, and in February 2014, further main supports on the eastern side were washed away, splitting the former pavilion into two sections.

The West Pier, Kings Road, Brighton - Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    THE WEST PIER
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1381655
    Local Planning Authority:
    Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Recreational > Music speech and dance venue

Location

    Building Name:
    The West Pier
    Street Name:
    Kings Road
    Locality:
    Brighton
    Unitary Authority:
    Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Brighton, Pavilion
    Region:
    South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade I, CA