Drone photo shows skeletal remains of Felixstowe Pier

The demolition work at Felixstowe Pier can be clearly seen in this aerial photograph by Michael Herv

The demolition work at Felixstowe Pier can be clearly seen in this aerial photograph by Michael Hervey-Murray. - Credit: Archant

Felixstowe Pier’s site is now little more than a clear skeletal platform before work starts on the new building – as seen in this stunning picture from drone pilot Michael Hervey-Murray.

An artist's impression of the new Felixstowe Pier

An artist's impression of the new Felixstowe Pier - Credit: Archant

The picture was taken in near-perfect conditions on Friday morning when Mr Hervey-Murray decided to put up his new drone after seeing progress at the pier.

He said: “I go along the prom most mornings with my dog and I had seen the work, as everyone can along there.

“But I’ve just got a new drone with a very good camera so I thought I would put it up and see what I got. To be honest I’m rather surprised how good it is with the skeleton to be seen.

“I’m really surprised by the picture – and I’m hoping to keep doing it to keep a record of how it changes.”


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Work to demolish the pier started at the end of the summer season and heralds the start of a planned 36-week rebuilding programme, which is expected to cost about £3m.

Pier owner Stan Threadwell is hoping that the new pier will be open in June next year to catch the peak of the summer season.

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The new pier will include a restaurant and retail outlets as well as traditional pier attractions.

The length of the pier over the sea will remain – although it will not be open to the public because of safety concerns – and the new building has been designed so it could be expanded in the future if the demand is there.

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