Plymouth's West Hoe Pier restoration project begins

A £750,000 restoration project has started on a pier in Plymouth.

West Hoe Pier is on the city's waterfront and has been partially closed because of safety concerns.

Plymouth City Council has funded the project which aims to make the Grade II listed pier stable and re-open it fully to the public.

It hopes the work, which includes reconstructing parts of the wall and some of the steps, will be completed by the end of the year.

Councillor Brian Vincent, cabinet member for the environment, said: "Our waterfront is extremely important to the city and the local visitor economy.

"This is an historic pier and we want people to be able to enjoy it again."

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