The next stage of a £2.9m improvement programme on Southport Pier is set to begin in October, led by local firm Henderson & Son.
Phases one and two of the pier project are now complete, including extensive structural repairs and painting.
More than 800 individual repairs have been completed and the work has also seen the construction of a new kiosk on the grade two-listed pier, incorporating seating.
The third phase is to begin on 1 October and will see the construction of a second retail kiosk, power upgrades, a refurbished pavilion and timber decking repairs.
The work is scheduled to run until the Christmas period and during this time the seaward pier and pavilion will be closed to the public from the halfway house to the pavilion. The landward section will remain open to the public, including the recently completed kiosk.
Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and skills, said: “This important improvement work is really starting to take shape.
“The first two phases went really well coming in under budget and ahead of schedule so we are delighted the next phase will start in October.
“Hundreds of thousands of people visit Southport Pier every year boosting the local economy and this whole scheme will secure an important landmark for generations to come.”
The final phase of works planned in 2019 will see improved access and restoration of the Marine Lake railings.
The project is funded by The Coastal Community Fund and Sefton Council.