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Making It Happen review - from a jewel-like cabin to a poignant pier
Community architecture doesn’t have to mean bits from a skip. It can be elegant and beautiful, as this exhibition proves

Oliver Wainwright

04, Feb, 2019 @3:00 PM

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The battle of Hastings pier heats up as owner shuts gates
Locals furious over decision to close the pier for two months, a year after it won the Stirling prize

Kim Willsher

06, Jan, 2019 @2:49 PM

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Walking on water or lost at sea? Hastings split over its people’s pier
A prizewinning seaside gem has been sold to a private buyer, bitterly dividing a community

Kim Willsher

14, Jul, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Plan to sell Hastings pier to entrepreneur angers locals
Group has raised majority of £500,000 target to keep pier in community ownership

Kim Willsher

14, Jun, 2018 @4:43 PM

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The Guardian view on Hastings pier: in need of support | Editorial
Editorial: The community worked hard and gave generously to save one of Britain’s great coastal landmarks. Their efforts must not be in vain


10, Dec, 2017 @5:30 PM

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Hastings Pier; i360, Brighton review – two magnificent achievements
Blue-sky thinking results in contrasting but equally ingenious projects to replace two piers on the Sussex coast

Rowan Moore

24, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Once more on to the beach: how Britain’s seaside towns bounced back
For years our coastal resorts have been in decline. But now bookings are on the rise, and over half of us will go to a British beach this year. So what has changed?

Peter Ross

14, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Pier pressure: local push pays off as Hastings prepares for reopening
The new pier is not to everyone’s liking, with some locals referring to it demeaningly as ‘the plank’.

Karen McVeigh

03, May, 2016 @5:00 AM

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Hastings Pier reopens following £14.2m restoration project
Local supporters and Heritage Lottery funding have helped restore ‘the people’s pier’ following fire damage and eight years of closure

Will Coldwell

27, Apr, 2016 @4:45 PM

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Charred remains of Eastbourne pier rise again as artistic tribute
A year on from the fire that devastated the south coast town’s treasured pier a local artist has created a eulogy in salvaged materials to the attraction’s gaiety

Mark Brown

30, Jul, 2015 @2:43 PM

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Cromer Pier: a visual tour
As the summer holiday starts for most families, Guardian photojournalist David Levene heads for Cromer in Norfolk

David Levene and Matt Fidler

24, Jul, 2015 @2:08 PM

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My eulogy for Eastbourne – and its pier | Alex Clark
Alex Clark: Memories of childhood seaside holidays rushed back as I watched fire ravage this beloved landmark

Alex Clark

02, Aug, 2014 @11:02 PM

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