Fans of the West Pier are being offered the chance to buy some of the cast iron which was collected during its steady decline in the 1990s.
The West Pier Trust collected “a great deal” of cast iron material and has stored it to be used for the heritage elements of the i360 viewing tower, which is expected to be built on the shore opposite the derelict pier this year.
However, the trust has recently gone through its store and is deciding to sell the parts it does not need.
The trust said: “During the summer all the pieces essential to these plans and spares were removed to a new storage area. There remains a great deal of original pier material which will not be needed for the Trust’s future heritage proposals and which, when a start date is announced for i360 construction, will have to be disposed of within a fixed timescale.
“In anticipation of this and not wishing to carry out the exercise under pressure, the Trust has decided to offer for sale a limited amount of the material which is definitely surplus to requirements.”
Much of the retained iron will be displayed in the Trust’s proposed heritage centre, which will be sited in an original 1866 pier kiosk
Trust members were given the first opportunity to purchase these West Pier fragments and now we would like to extend the offer to the general public.
If you are interested in buying a unique fragment of the pier please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 321499.