VIDEO: The future of Hampshire's last remaining Victorian pier hangs in the balance a month after it failed to sell at auction. Richard Jones has been trying to find out what's likely to happen next at South Parade Pier in Southsea.
VIDEO: An unusual auction took place in our region today - a pier built over 100 years ago in Southsea went under the hammer. Christine Alsford reports.
Portsmouth's South Parade Pier in Southsea has failed to sell at auction. The structure was closed earlier this year over safety fears. Bidding at the Aegeas Bowl in Southampton failed to secure a new owner.
A pier that was closed down earlier this year over safety concerns will be sold at auction later.
The South Parade pier at Southsea in Portsmouth needs major investment before it can reopen. The structure dates from the nineteenth century. It will go under the hammer at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
The owner of South Parade Pier will meet with council officers today to discuss the state of the landmark. In a letter to Fred Nash, the council said the structure was dangerous and threatened legal action if continued to see the pier as unsafe.