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Pier project

Fire-damaged areas of Essex’s iconic Southend Pier have been repaired in a nine-month £2.5 million construction project carried out by Nuttall John Martin, a division of Bam Nuttall.

The project required sea-borne delivery of materials to the pier – the world’s longest at 1.34 miles – including large volumes of environmentally certified timber supplied by Ecochoice.

Suppliers had to wait until high tide to tow barges from Leigh-on-Sea to the end of the pier.

The old pier head had been closed since 2005 when it was devastated by a fire, which destroyed part of the timber and iron structure, shops, pub, an amusement arcade and the pier’s railway station.

Work on the project included a new station and platform ramp, rail track installation, plus mechanical and electrical works.

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