A new £3m cultural centre weighing 170 tonnes has been hoisted by crane on to the end of Southend Pier.

The 350 sq m (3,767 sq ft) steel structure was brought in by boat in one piece from Tilbury where it was built.

When completed in the summer, the centre will include a multi-purpose hall seating 185, artists' studios, a cafe and outdoor terrace.

Apricot Productions was there to film it all with Kier, Price & Meyers, White Arkitekter, Sprunt, GPS Marine & Southend Borough Council

Voiceover: Sean Bolger
Music license: Premiumbeat.com
Additional Videographer: Barry Rivett & Elliott Corke (Hexcam pilot)
Cameras used: Sony MC50e, Canon XA10, Canon 600d, GoPro Hero2 & on the HexCam - Sony Alpha Nex-5N

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