Piers at Blackpool and Llandudno put up for sale

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Two piers in Blackpool and one in Llandudno have been put on the market with a combined price tag of £12.6 million.

Blackpool Central Pier, which features a 33-metre-high ferris wheel, has been made available for £4.8 million.

Blackpool South Pier, which features rides including the Skyscreamer and the Skycoaster, will cost £3.3 million.

The 2,300ft Llandudno Pier – the longest in Wales, is on sale for £4.5 million.

The piers were built in the 19th century using cast iron piles, steel frames and wooden decking, and all include promenades, amusement arcades, rides and food outlets.

Blackpool South Pier, originally known as Victoria Pier, was rebuilt in the 1950s and 1960s after being destroyed by fires.

Together, they generate an income of more than £1.6 million a year for operator Cuerden Leisure, according to media reported this morning.

Richard Baldwin, a director at Bilfinger GVA, which is handling the sale, said Cuerden Leisure is looking to sell the three piers as the group restructures its assets.

“Each of these piers is a truly iconic structure, having been popular visitor attractions in two of the UK’s best known resorts for more than a century,” he said.

“Each pier is being offered for sale freehold, subject to the various concession agreements in place. As profitable attractions we’re confident this sale will attract major interest.”

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