On 19th July 2012 the new Cultural Centre on Southend Pier officially opened its doors. The Cultural Centre is the first structure to be added to the pier head since 2000.
The Centre is capable of seating 185 people in its main hall, houses a 40 sq m artists' studio, is an Approved Premises to marry with a terrace offering amazing views over the Thames Estuary. The Centre is also home to the newly re-opened pier cafe currently serving hot drinks and cake, a new menu to follow soon!
There is full disabled access, and toilets and baby changing facilities can be found in the cafe.