Pavilion unveils £100,000 upgrade to mark centenary
Pavilion is be given £100,000 of improvements in its centenary
owners of the seafront landmark - which is famous for being the
UK's shortest pier - plan to mark the 100th anniversary by installing
a new 35ft retractable roof over its forecourt plus new lighting
and also holding several events.
Manager Louise Parkin, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com it will
be an "exciting year" ahead.
are intending to remove our existing conservatory and replace
it with a high-tech retractable roof covering the whole of the
forecourt. When closed, it will blend in perfectly with the existing
will be two roofs, measuring around 35ft by 15ft, which will retract
into our current dome. It will make a huge difference and will
allow more rides and seating to be introduced on our forecourt
which will be protected from bad weather."
desperately needs more wet weather attractions. This change will
mean we can have a longer season, potentially resulting in extra
staff being required. It will also increase the overall longevity
of the Pavilion."
of the changes will be the introduction of new lighting to replace
the existing flashing bulbs on the building. Louise explained:
"The Pavilion has a very iconic roof and we want to protect
and enhance that by outlining the shape with white lighting."
talking with several lighting specialists at the moment because
we don't want the new look to be gaudy or ugly. It needs to be
elegant - we definitely don't want a Blackpool look."
Pavilion aims to submit its planning application to Sedgemoor
District Council over the next few days.
like to get approval in February and then install the new system
in the Spring ready for Easter and the start of the new holiday
season," added Louise.
pier will be holding a celebratory event in June involving several
local Brownie packs which are also marking their centenaries this
added that she is also hoping that local pensioners in the Burnham
area who are celebrating their 100th birthdays this year will
Easter until September, the Pavilion will also be holding a weekly
£100 raffle for coach drivers to encourage more coaches
into the town.
a big supporter of Project Coach and hope the raffle will encourage
even more drivers to visit our town, giving the whole economy
a boost," she said.