[12] Preliminary investigations suggested that the fire started due to a number of deep fat fryers which had been located within the pavilion;[11] however after further investigation this was later ruled out, as was arson. This North Somerset pier, with its state-of-the-art Pavilion is a truly iconic destination for: family days out, events, concerts, weddings, and corporate events. [6][7] As the building was underinsured the pier was put up for sale and bought by Leonard Guy , who opened a £60,000 new pavilion three years later. North Tower Room. , Following today's Government update, North Somerset will move to Tier 3 when the current lock down comes to an end next week. A trip to the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare promises bucket-loads of good old fashioned family fun; think fresh sea air, fish and chips, thrilling rides, retro (and new) arcade machines, soft play and more! On 22 October 2008 at a news conference held by the fire brigade it was announced that the cause of the fire would be recorded as unknown, but that the most likely cause was electrical. When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. One of Weston-super-Mare’s most popular tourist attractions – The Grand Pier – has announced it is to re-open. However, you should know that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site and the services we are able to offer. The Grand Pier had been assessed by the Visit England visitor and Attraction Quality Scheme and awarded the Visit England Quality Rose Marque. The pier's pavilion has been destroyed by fire on two occasions, in 1930 and 2008. We really hope to be able to welcome you back to the pier soon, but for now please stay safe and take care. Come and enjoy all the rides and attractions at our indoor family theme-park. It deployed 13 fire engines, special appliances, and more than 85 firefighters to tackle the blaze,[9] but the pavilion was soon destroyed. Come rain or shine, you can still enjoy all the rides and attractions undercover at our indoor family theme-park. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. Wrap up warm today folks, it’s chilly out there! Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. [1] It is 366 metres (1,201 ft) long.[2]. £1,000,000 was spent installing a new go-kart track, a fully licensed bar, and a climbing wall into the pavilion. If you’re planning a trip to the Pier please check our Facebook page for updates. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. We shall see you all soon! At 01:35 BST on 28 July 2008, a fire at the foot of the north tower on the shoreward (eastern) end of the pavilion triggered the privately monitored fire alarm,[9] but the Essex-based alarm monitoring company were unable to contact the key-holder by mobile phone and no further action was taken. North Tower Room. Find out more about our cookie policy. Brenner continued his ownership of the pier until 6 February 2008, when it was sold to brother and sister partnership Kerry and Michelle Michael. [5], The theatre at the pier's end was destroyed by fire on 13 January 1930. A7 minute walk from the station, walk west towards the town and sea front, the Grand Pier is half a mile away. For the pier of the same name in Teignmouth, Devon, see, "Weston-super-Mare pier reopens two years after fire", "Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier fire wreaks havoc", "Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare 'will be rebuilt, "Pier fire alert contract cancelled month before blaze", "£28 million plan for Weston Pier revealed", "Weston-super-Mare's refurbished pier attracts 100,000 despite wind and rain", "Princess Anne reopens Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier", "Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier fire: Alarm firm blamed", "Sudden evacuation after fire at The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare", "Filming locations for The Remains of the Day", "7 Things You Didn't Know About The Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare", "Weston-super-Mare gets Pier of the Year award", Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier Official Website, Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier Official YouTube Channel, Webcam showing the work on the location of the destroyed Pavilion (updated approximately once per minute), Grand Pier microsite by the Weston & Somerset Mercury, Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier fire wreaks havoc – Daily Telegraph, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Grand_Pier,_Weston-super-Mare&oldid=984736551, Buildings and structures in Weston-super-Mare, Burned buildings and structures in the United Kingdom, Rebuilt buildings and structures in the United Kingdom, Articles with dead external links from January 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, £1 per person (free entry for children in pushchairs and for visitors with pre-bookings at events), This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 20:02. Weston-super-Mare was ‘paradise’ for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire who were given a free trip to the town with the help of generous businesses. [8] This second pavilion housed a large undercover funfair rather than a theatre. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work then. For the most up-to-date information regarding our closing times please call 01934 620 238. The pier immediately underwent a multi-million-pound revamp, which included a new branding scheme. Work began on building the pier on 7 November 1903, with P. Munroe acting as engineer, and it opened on 11 June 1904. Work began on building the pier on 7 November 1903, with P. Munroe acting as engineer, and it opened on 11 June 1904. We’re looking forward to the next 116 years! They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. [6] The pier was sold in 1946 to Mr. A. Brenner, who went on to improve the pier's facilities, adding new shops and an amusement arcade to the pavilion in the early 1970s. The pier is privately owned and is one of three in the town together with Birnbeck Pier, which stands derelict awaiting possible restoration, and the much shorter SeaQuarium aquarium built towards the south end of the seafront. For the most up to date information please call us on 01934 620 238. [24], The pier won the National Piers Society Pier of the Year award in 2001,[25] and again in 2011, becoming the first pier to win the award twice. [3] It is one of two major piers in the town, along with Birnbeck Pier, which closed in 1994 and stands derelict. Help us make Christmas Day extra special for children across North Somerset this year with the help of Every Child Needs Christmas. About The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare, is the ideal destination for non-stop indoor family theme park fun. By Train [10] It was not until 06:46 BST that the Avon Fire and Rescue Service was notified. By Car Until we re-open, please stay safe and take care. Photographs "evoking memories" of the past are being shown on the towers of Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier in celebration of 10 years since its reopening. BUY TICKETS ONLINE FOR GUARANTEED ENTRY BOOK A TABLE IN TIFFANY'S RESTAURANT. Final admission is 15 minutes before the Pier closes. Marine Parade, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS23 1AL. Weston RNLI were called after three people were cut off by the tide on Weston-super-Mare's Birnbeck Island at 6.40pm on Wednesday (April 29). Boardwalk Cafe offers a range of freshly-cooked seaside classics every day, including fish & chips, burgers, sausages and southern-fried chicken. Share Email this article to a friend Weston-Super-Mare is located on the coast of Bristol Bay between the Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. By continuing to browse or by clicking “Accept All Cookies,” you agree to the storing of first and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation and analyze site usage. [13], Work began dismantling the wreckage on 12 September 2008,[14] and the Bristol architects Angus Meek won the contract to design the new pavilion on 15 October. Grab your brolly incase of showers today and come and enjoy all the rides and attractions undercover at our indoor family theme-park. [15] North Somerset Council approved the plans on 12 March 2009. The 300ft (91m) tower, due to be built end of the pier, will not be ready after problems with Italian suppliers. Thursday 12th November - Thursday 31st December 2020, Saturday 5th - Thursday 24th December 2020, We’re taking a step back in time to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Grand Pier. Please note closing times vary throughout the year depending on daylight hours, how busy the pier is and planned events. Coaches are welcome to drop off passengers in the bus stop at the entrance to the Grand Pier.