Whitby Lighthouse restoration complete - April 2016

£86,000 investment project to restore the West Pier lighthouse in Whitby

We have recently worked on an £86,000 investment project to restore the West Pier lighthouse in Whitby. Work included repairing areas of the external stone work and internal work on the glazing, windows and staircase was also needed as well as some steelwork reinforcing. Following these repairs and for the first time in four years, the lighthouse is now open to the public.

The team have enjoyed restoring such a landmark building and although working within the confines of such a historic building has been challenging, it is very satisfying to think that it will now be there for future generations. The West Pier lighthouse was built in 1831 from locally quarried stone. It stands 22 metres tall and is approximately 2.5 meters in diameter.

Cllr Joe Plant, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transformation said:

“The lighthouse plays a very important part in Whitby’s attraction as a centre for culture and heritage and crucially, the DCLG funding has allowed us to realise our aspiration to regenerate it and return it to its former glory. We are delighted with the results of the restoration work and we hope local residents and visitors to the town will be too.”

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