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Penarth pavilion project gets underway

The £4 million project will take just over a year to complete Photo: ITV News Wales

Work will soon begin to restore the pavilion at Penarth pier to its former glory. A Wales-based contractor has now been appointed, which means the restoration project can go ahead in the next month.

The project, which is expected to cost around £4 million, will take just over a year to complete. New facilities at the pavilion will include a cinema, exhibition space, and a bar and restaurant with views over the Severn Estuary.

The project will restore the pavillion to its former glory Credit: ITV News Wales

We are at an exciting stage of the project and I am delighted that we have been able to award the contract to a local company. The project itself heralds a new era - not only for the pavilion and the town’s sea front, but for the whole of Penarth and the wider South Wales area. This is a heritage building of national significance. Its restoration, together with the development of wonderful new facilities, will transform what we will be able to offer to our local community and visitors.

– Paul Twamley, Chairman of Penarth Arts and Crafts Limited
The pavilion was built in 1895 Credit: ITV News Wales

To find out more about the Penarth Pavilion Project, visit the website.