Wanted – landscape architects!

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has announced an international competition to appoint a landscape architect to design a new landscape and buildings for the Pier Head at Southend Pier.
The competition is being run by The Landscape Institute, with the support of the RIBA Competitions Office. The Landscape Institute is an educational charity and chartered body responsible for protecting, conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment for the benefit of the public, on behalf of the Council.
The competition seeks a design that will reinvigorate the Pier and turn it once more into a major attraction for both tourists and residents.
Councillor John Lamb, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Enterprise, Tourism and Regeneration, says: “Since the fire occurred at the end of 2005, the Council has pledged its commitment to seeing the town’s icon reinstated to its former glory. Work to restore the fire-damaged section of the Pier started in September last year, and is expected to be completed by the end of next month.
“Ultimately, the winning design will develop the Pier in a way that builds on the town’s cultural attractions and also makes the most of its important heritage.”
The brief for this two-stage completion is available from


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