The Trust plans to restore an 1866 octagonal kiosk recovered from the pier in 1996, and reinstate it on the seafront as part of the landscaping east of BAi360. It will complete the West Pier themed area which already features a golden spiral created from pier columns and the pier tollbooths that stand at the entrance of BAi360.
Together these features honour the finest pier ever built and ensure it continues to be celebrated and never forgotten.
The kiosk was one of six that adorned the pier when it opened in 1866. Its oriental design was inspired by the Royal Pavilion.
The Trust will restore it to its original exquisite condition so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful building and experience an important original part of the West Pier. Once restored, it will be the oldest pier building in the world.
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West Pier Centre
The West Pier Centre is the Trust’s new seafront home. Located in an arch east of BAi360 it is the Trust’s office, information point, shop, gallery and education and events venue.
The centre sits within the West Pier Piazza. Dedicated to the heritage of the pier, the piazza celebrates its unique place in the city’s history and its iconic status for the residents of Brighton and Hove.