Helensburgh Pier will receive a £345,000 makeover to help improve the appearance and add to the overall improvements works at the waterfront.
The works, funded by Crown Estates and the Scottish Government’s Place Based Investment Programme include resurfacing the masonry section of the pier and replacing lighting. Work is due to start on 11 July with the pier closed to the public for six to eight weeks.
Heron Bros Ltd will deliver the works in keeping with landscaping already carried out as part of the waterfront development. Once complete the surface will match the quality and finishes of the waterfront development project, and enhance views looking out from the swimming pool and gym.
Councillor Robin Currie, Policy Lead for the Economy and Rural Growth:
“Carrying out essential improvement works to the listed pier will not only visually lift this area of the town but will increase pedestrian safety and add value to the substantial investment already taking place at the waterfront.
The improvements will complement existing waterfront landscaping and help open up the town for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
In May 2022, the council granted listed building consent for works to the pier, with additional funding for the improvement works approved in June.
The works are taking place during the summer, as relatively dry weather is required for the type of materials used for resurfacing. As funding is only available for a set time, there is a small window of opportunity to complete the improvements.
Completion of the pier resurfacing will coincide with the opening of the new leisure centre and swimming pool as part of the wider waterfront development.
Read more about the Helensburgh Waterfront Development.