Hastings Pier wins top prize
Published: Wednesday 1st Nov 2017
Written by: Brenda Hogben
The pier in Hastings in East Sussex has just won the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling prize for best new building. The awards are in their 22nd year and the historic pier beat five other buildings to the top prize. Built in 1872, the pleasure pier was re-opened in April last year following a multi-million pound re-development after it was devastated by a fire in 2010. Hastings is a popular seaside destination offering visitors history, culture, shopping and lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from. Hastings Old Town is just fifteen minutes away from the pier, where you will find the iconic Fishing Net Huts and Fish Market and the award winning Jerwood Gallery. This fashionable area is also home to antique and retro shops as well lots of places where you can stop for a drink or a bite to eat. We have a fisherman’s cottage, a grade II listed cottage and the wing of a Victorian house in Hastings itself to choose from, along with lots of other types of properties conveniently close by in the Sussex countryside.
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Written by Vanessa Moore.
Photo credit: Ramboll