In the summer of 2009 Southend Council held a design competition for the development of Southend Pier Head. The objective was to enhance the pier head with a new cultural building, restaurant, outdoor display and performance space. The Culture Centre building was completed in 2012 and was officially opened by the Duke of Kent on the 16th of July. The building has won several awards including the RIBA East Award 2013 and the Surface design awards 2013.
Video showing the 170 tonnes structure being hoisted by crane on to the end of Southend Pier.
|RIBA East Award 2013|