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Southend Pier is an iconic local landmark with a wealth of history and heritage. We were delighted to supply reclaimed Balau timber to be repurposed as cladding on the Pier’s new public toilet block, due to complete construction soon. The original toilet block was destroyed by fire in 2005. The new facilities will also incorporate an estuary viewing platform. 

The timber for this new toilet block was reclaimed by Envoy Projects from an apartment building in Stratford. As part of the Grenfell façade remediation works programme, Envoy Projects had a significant amount of tropical timber decking and cladding in their stock. We’re so pleased that this timber – now FSC-certified – has been repurposed to create a beautiful external finish for this architecturally-significant building.  

As always, it was a pleasure to partner with the architects at Project275 – and Southend-on-Sea City Council – both of whom chose to prioritise sustainability and the re-use of natural materials within this new toilet block and viewing platform design.