Coffin Mew’s end of the pier show

Posted on: November 12th, 2014

Coffin Mew is at the heart of a 10-year plan that will see the redevelopment of Brighton’s historic West Pier seafront. The £45m redevelopment, led by Brighton West Pier Trust, will see the creation of a new unique landmark – i360. 

The i360 observation tower will take 200 people in an observation pod 138 metres into the air, offering the unrivalled views of Brighton and the surrounding countryside. The development will also include a 400 seat restaurant, retail and exhibition space, and conference and event facilities. 

Work on the scheme has already begun and is expected to be completed by 2016. It will also pave the way for the potential rebuilding of the West Pier itself. 

Nick Leavey, Partner and Head of Commercial Property at Coffin Mew said:

This exciting scheme has been a long time in the making. We have had to address historic statutes, charity law, harbour revisions and 16 separate legal agreements on land transactions, site development and funding. It is enormously satisfying to see the scheme take shape.” 


Rachel Clark, Chief Executive of the Brighton West Pier Trust said:

Together with Coffin Mew we have seen through a complicated and, at times, challenging deal. Nick Leavey and his team have been meticulous and delivered a terrific agreement. His knowledge of the law, perspective and reliability meant that the Trust could be absolutely confident that it was in completely safe hands. We look forward to a continuing relationship in the knowledge that he has a thorough understanding of the Trust’s complicated status and aims and will always support us to the best possible outcome.


Visit for further information on Brighton West Pier Trust and i360.