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No buyer for Worthing pier pavilion
7:40am Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
Worthing Pier pavilion, closed due to antisocial behaviour remains unoccupied – six months after going on the market.
The Southern Pavilion was built on Worthing Pier in 1935 and is one of three main buildings on the attraction.
However, in August Worthing Borough Council took back control of the premises when the current lease expired.
Half a year on and the art deco venue remains unoccupied.
Recent town hall papers show the lack of possession has cost the council £62,000 in income.
A council spokeswoman said: “Initial marketing has commenced, seeking expressions of interest on the basis of the current licensing restrictions.
“More extensive marketing may take place depending on the outcome of the ongoing review.”
In summer 2011 Worthing Borough Council granted permission for the former nightclub on the pier to re-open as Angelik.
But police successfully appealed against its return, with district commander Ian Pollard arguing it was “not in the public interest” in light of previous incidents, such as underage drinking at the venue.
The current lease expired in August.
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