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The Grand Pier

AWW created a plan for a proposed £15m pier on Plymouth’s waterfront with leisure space, fine dining and corporate entertainment, a conference centre and a monorail link to the first floor, over a pedestrian walkway. The proposed five-storey structure could also include a marine energy hub,with a floating lab under the pier, rising and falling with the tide, and generating energy which could be used to provide some of the pier’s power supply along with small wind turbines.

The Grand Pier provides  an attraction that will be the centrepiece of the waterfront. There is also the prospect the pier could accommodate small to medium-sized cruise ships, and act as a landing stage for tenders from larger ocean liners and for other vessels.

Project Feedback

“This pier could be the jewel in the crown. It’s regenerative, restoration, futuristic, probably practical, and there is lots of experience to make it happen. It has my fullest possible personal support.”

Charles Howeson, Chairman of Plymouth Area Business Council

“It would help make our vision come true of Plymouth being a vibrant waterfront city by 2020.”

Plymouth City Council leader Vivien Pengelly


Project Specification

£15 million
Ian Sanders