Worthing’s Southern Pavilion designs have ‘wow factor’

A FRESH art deco design with a modern twist will create the ‘wow factor’ at the Southern Pavilion on Worthing Pier when it re-opens as a multi-purpose and wedding venue, according to the new tenant.

Drawings released by Phil Duckett this week reveal the businessman’s grand plans for the former nightclub, which is due to reopen in March.

W42959H13''Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion. Phil Duckett inside the Pavilion

W42959H13''Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion. Phil Duckett inside the Pavilion

Work will start next month, and Mr Duckett is determined to put ‘smiles on faces’ with his plans for the venue.

He said; “It is an exciting situation to be in. I think it is important for Worthing that there is something on the pier for people to look forward to.

“I want people to walk through the door and say ‘wow’.”

The designs, which have planning permission, will take full advantage of the building’s 360-degree sea views.

The downstairs area will host weddings, cabaret nights, exhibitions and a café, with a separate café upstairs to be opened when events are taking place.

Locally-sourced oak flooring will be laid throughout.

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, October 17.