Work begins on huge Weston-super-Mare conservatory

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Construction has recently started on a 50 metre by 10 metre conservatory at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier, allowing visitors to enjoy the attraction all year round.

Kerry Michael, owner of the landmark, described how the huge glass conservatory will be a prime place to view the fireworks on November 5th, with the structure due to be completed a few weeks before Guy Fawkes Night, according to Weston-super-Mare People.

Conservatory blinds may be used to block out stark sunlight during the summer, while an electronic sliding door system will allow the whole area to be opened up on warm days. Specially constructed doors mean a land train can also drive into the South Deck of the Pavilion building through the glass structure.

Ms Michael said: “The conservatory will enable us to extend the season and allow our visitors to enjoy the great outdoors day to day during the winter months. It will also be used for special events like concerts and weddings.”

The new building will be unveiled one year after Princess Anne officially reopened the Grand Pier, with BBC News noting that £39 million was spent on transforming the landmark following a fire in 2008. It is located on the Bristol Channel and was first opened in 1904.