Conservation and Renewal

Brighton West Pier

Brighton West Pier

 

Burrell Foley Fischer was appointed by St Modwen Properties Plc as heritage architects for the restoration of the West Pier in Brighton. A full architectural scheme for the restoration of the pier to its original design was prepared by the practice, based upon a combination of surveys of the remaining structure and historic research. However a catastrophic storm in June 2004 brought restoration plans to a halt. John Burrell’s association with the Pier goes back to his student days when he prepared measured drawings of the kiosks and the entire pier. These are now deposited with the Royal Commission for Historic Monuments.

 

 
 
 
John Burrell has been closely involved with the West Pier project for many years. In the sixteen years of my connection with the West Pier Trust I have found his inputs invaluable. He has a profound commitment to and understanding of piers and the Trust is very lucky to have benefited from his expertise for so long.
— Rachel Clark, Chief Executive, West Pier Trust