Prince’s Pier quay, near the centre of the town of Menai Bridge, is one of the best and most prominent locations on the Menai Strait, with fine views of the Suspension Bridge and a superb vista along the Strait towards Bangor Pier and Beaumaris. Menai Heritage’s latest project is the development of the old warehouse on the quay as a heritage centre and permanent home for our collections.
This building, dating from the mid 19th century, was used by the Davies family for their shipping business, importing timber and sending slates, among other goods, to North America and, later, around the world. It was purchased by Menter Môn, to be developed in conjunction with Menai Heritage. The first phase of the development was completed in the spring of 2014. This consisted of refurbishing the fabric of the building and converting the adjacent pier master’s house into two offices. The work was done by project managers, Advent Project Management, the designers, WM Design & Architecture, and the contractors, WF Clayton & Co. Photos of the reconstruction can be seen on WM Design & Architecture’s Facebook page.
We are now focusing on planning and fundraising for the further development of Prince’s Pier into a heritage centre and community hub. We aim to make it a wonderful facility for visitors to learn about the heritage of the area and as a viewing point from which to enjoy the sights of this very special environment. We welcome all donations and financial support, large and small. If you would like to help us achieve our vision please visit our donation page.
In the meantime Prince’s Pier will be the site of various exhibitions, concerts and special events. See our Special Events page for your opportunity to visit the site. You can read more about the history of Prince’s Pier here.
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