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Mumbles Pier Restoration Begins

Preparation work to restore Mumbles Pier to it’s former glory has now begun.

Construction Crews have started removing some it’s period Victorian features as part of the reconstruction. The original structural supporting columns installed in 1898 however, have survived the test of time and will remain in place.

The £3.2 million project is scheduled to begin in earnest on the 1st June, with completion by the end of 2018.

Foreshore development designs and plans have been released, which is intended to finance the pier’s restoration. The designs are to be submitted this week as part of a final stage in the planning process, following approval by Swansea Council.

The development plans include a hotel and apartment scheme, which could include holiday lets. There are also plans to transform the former lifeboat house into a restaurant.

The foreshore development is scheduled to begin early 2019, subject to planning, with the construction of a new coastal sea-wall.