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Cromer Pier refurbishment nears completion

Written by  Louise Cowell
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Cromer Pier refurbishment nears completion

A programme to refurbish Cromer Pier’s box office, gift shop and the restaurant following the significant damaged caused by December’s tidal surge is nearing completion.

Work has been completed since the surge to make significant structural repairs to the areas underneath the box office, gift shop and the restaurant and a full refurbishment programme of these facilities is almost complete.  These areas felt the full force of the storm as waves hit the sea wall and were propelled up underneath the structure.

The iconic, North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) owned pier had already been the subject of extensive, £1.4million renovation and repair in the 18 months before the surge struck; work which potentially saved the structure from far greater damage.

The Council is looking forward to the completion of the refurbishment programme which is anticipated to coincide with the onset of warmer weather and increased visitor numbers.

Tom FitzPatrick, North Norfolk District Council’s Leader, said: “The pier is a vital asset, not only for Cromer but for the whole of the North Norfolk area and helps to bring in many thousands of visitors from all over the country.

“A significant capital investment of almost £2million in the pier structure and the refurbishment programme has enabled us to return the iconic landmark back to its former glory.  Despite the damage it suffered, the Pier has remained open for business, and I am looking forward to it being complemented by the opening of the box office, restaurant and the shop.”

A celebration event will be held on the Pier when the restaurant, box office and the shop are all fully open.

Information panels have been placed at the main vantage points in Cromer (and in other badly hit areas along the north Norfolk coast) for the many visitors and local residents that have taken a keen interest in the repair works

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