Hastings Pier Redesign & Renovation


de Rijke Marsh Morgan

Alex de Rijke said:
'dRMM are delighted to be part of this unique project to work with the Trust in recreating Hastings Pier. Our first priority is to secure approvals for the clearance of above-deck fire debris, as well as for emergency repairs to the below-deck structure. Then we shall work closely with both the Trust and the local community to redefine the Pier's potential for a sustainable future. We need a design that can work as a catalyst for further regeneration of Hastings and St. Leonards.'

50 expressions of interest


The Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust (HPWRT) are inviting expressions of interest from architect-led multi-disciplinary teams for the renovation and design of Hastings Pleasure Pier located in Hastings, East Sussex. Selection of the successful team will be by a Competitive Interview process organised by RIBA Competitions.

Category Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International, EoI/Project, Open, Two-Stage, Onymous
Genre Resort
Country UK
Registration Deadline 11 November 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 11 November 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Architect-led, multi-disciplinary design teams

HPWRT are a Community-led Development Trust based in the White Rock area of Hastings. This project is aimed at spear-heading the regeneration of the White Rock area which has experienced decline since the Pier was closed in 2008. The Trust is working closely with the Local Authority and other partners with the aim of fully engaging local people in shaping their future. Central to long-term plans is a rescued pier brought into community ownership to anchor the area’s regeneration, providing much-needed employment and community opportunities. The Seafront encompasses the most deprived area in the South East of England.


Design commission

Entry Fee
£35.00 (plus VAT)

Expressions of Interest (EoI)

Submission Address
RIBA Competitions, 6 Melbourne Street,
Leeds LS2 7PS marked clearly on the package ‘Hastings Pier Project’

Shortlist notified: 20th October 2010
Assessment (competitive interview) : 2nd November 2010

The Hastings Pier & White Rock Trust (HPWRT)

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