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

Contact Details

Clare Charlesworth 01483 252041

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England