The Totland Pier Cafe is on course for a spring opening and planning permission has now been given for re-piling at the pier head.
The latest drone pictures of the pier rebuild, sent exclusively to the IW Observer, show the progress which has taken place over the last few months.
Charlie Kearns, of the Totland Pier Company, confirmed: “The cafe build is progressing well. We are hoping to be in the ‘dry’ just after Christmas ready for a Spring opening.
“Having received planning only two weeks ago, at the other end of the pier we have now successfully re-piled the 17x15m steel piles (2.6 tonne each) which will support the restaurant building.
“There was a lot of debris on the seabed but coordination with MMC Diving Services and Jenkins Marine meant we were able to lift and remove it. For ascetics, we will keep the Greenheart timber piles which surround the perimeter of the pier.
“We are progressing well and planning the next two civil phases of the Pier Head, before we can start building the structure.”