New cafe for pier
PUBLISHED: 16:51 25 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:33 10 June 2010
MONDAY, AUGUST 25: AFTER five years in waiting, a cafe project at Exmouth Pier has been revived. The new Pierhead Cafe will boast one of the best views in Exmouth", say developers FWS Carter and Son. Planning permission was granted for the project in January 2004, but pla
AFTER five years in waiting, a cafe project at Exmouth Pier has been revived.The new Pierhead Cafe will boast "one of the best views in Exmouth", say developers FWS Carter and Son. Planning permission was granted for the project in January 2004, but plans have remained on the table ever since. Now, as Stuart Line Cruises prepares to vacate its temporary ticket sales portable building on the pier site, building work will be ready to begin.Rowan Carter, of FWS Carter and Son, said: "This is part of the total regeneration package for Exmouth Docks going forward. "We have had planning permission for several years, and now we feel the marina development has reached a level to support this cafe. "It will have one of the best views in Exmouth, across to Dawlish Warren."Stuart Line cruises will then move into the new cafe building, after temporarily relocating across the slipway into Mamhead Garden.The cafe could form part of a fresh overhaul of the town side of the marina. With the RNLI in the process of building new headquarters on the seafront at Queens Drive, the rescue charity will vacate its temporary home at the pier.Developers Eagle One, which has continued to build housing around Pilots Wharf in the marina, is now prepared to look at plans for Pier Head, home to long-established fishmongers Exmouth Fisheries, the Docks Cafe and other tenants.Eagle One director Chris Fayers said: "The RNLI have been renting space there, and now they will be off that site. "When that happens, we will start to look at what we can do.