13 August 2020

Mumbles Pier is proving as popular as ever this summer. Post-lockdown crowds have been flocking to what has been voted over the years as Swansea’s favourite family destination.

However, visitors will need to make the most of a good thing. The pier’s owners have just announced that restoration work is likely to resume in eight weeks time.

 Contractors are gearing up to prepare the much-loved Victorian structure for action at the end of September. This will see a new further new stretch of decking, railings and lighting installed.

 It is the second of three phases costing £3.5 million in total and is scheduled to be completed before the new 2021 season starts.

 Pier owners Bert & Fred Bollom revealed they hope the revamp will be an opportunity to re-introduce period features such as the ornate kiosks and shelters that once graced the pier deck. This requires backing from Swansea planners.

 It is anticipated that a conversion scheme to transform the iconic former lifeboat house into a restaurant and visitor centre could also begin.

 “Plans have been with Swansea Council for over a year and the respective teams have been working their way through some stringent requirements”, stated the Bolloms.

 We're hoping negotiations will be completed in time so we can make a start”.

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