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southport pier

a new pavilion for southport

shedkm provided a new landmark destination at the seaward end of a re-furbished Victorian pier in Southport.

Lying alongside the existing structure, the pavilion combines a solarium with a cafe and exhibition space, and a canopy to accommodate a three-car tram stop.

The design uses a combination of exposed steelwork, large glass panels and marine ply to symbolise marine construction methods and naval architecture. Structure and services are carefully executed to exhibit the building’s systems.

1km out to sea, the enclosure provides shelter and warmth using a sophisticated ‘air floor’. The 45m glass wall faces southwest with views of the Mersey Estuary and welsh hills in the distance.


Sefton Borough Council




  • 585m2

Contract value:

£1.2 million




Won: 2003 National Pier Society Pier of the Year