EASTBOURNE Pier is reopening on Friday.

Owner Sheikh Abid Gulzar has invested heavily on the site during Lockdown, building four new units.

Mr Gulzar says public safety remains his number one priority in these very challenging times.

The arcades and few of concessionaires will open first with the other units to follow.

Sanitisation fluid will be available as you walk onto the pier, face masks mandatory inside the shops and arcades and strict social distancing measures will be in place.

Mr Gulzar said: “I am proud that I have continued to make a substantial investment into Eastbourne Pier at what is very worrying times for businesses and the town generally.

“There is no doubt that Covid 19 will have a long-lasting effect on Eastbourne.

“Reopening the pier after investing heavily is positive news for Eastbourne.”