£1.8m investment for Ramsey pier in the Isle of Man

Queen's Pier (photo courtesy of manxviews.com)

The work will ensure the pier remains stable and stop further deterioration

Ramsey pier is to be made safe, after members of Tynwald agreed to invest £1.8m in the project.

Queen’s Pier in Ramsey, which first opened in 1886, has fallen into disrepair. Members discussed various options, including a full refurbishment which would have cost £9.15m. But they agreed an option suggested by Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne, to keep the pier stable and prevent it deteriorating further.

Mr Gawne said: “I am a strong supporter of the refurbishment agreement. Had it not been for the change in government financial position I would have been here recommending the £9.15m full refurbishment. Clearly we can’t afford the full refurbishment now. The alternative option offers a solution which makes the pier safe and holds out the prospect of future refurbishment. Doing nothing is no longer an option.” 

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