As the only intact Grade I listed pier in England, Clevedon Pier is of immense heritage importance and much-loved by the local community.
HLF’s funding will enable the Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust to create a sustainable future for the pier ensuring its survival for the next hundred years.
A much-needed new visitor space will be created and used for community events, workshops and learning activities and will also include a café and toilet facilities, helping the Pier become a first-class heritage attraction once again.
These improvements will also boost visitor numbers and contribute to the local economy.
HLF’s £595,000 grant will enable the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust to open up the bridge’s unique history to a much wider audience in time for the 150th anniversary of the bridge’s completion in 2014.
A new learning centre will be built, on the North Somerset side of the bridge, and will provide space for schools and community groups to meet and learn.