Buyers alert as Brighton pier goes on sale

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The Independent Online

One of Britain's most famous seaside attractions, Brighton Pier, has been put up for sale. Its owner, Noble Group, has not revealed a guide price for the Grade II-listed landmark but GVA Humberts Leisure, handling its sale, said "strong interest" from potential buyers has already been generated.

Noble, which has owned the structure since 1984, has invested £35m into the 112-year-old pier, also known as the Palace Pier. The West Pier in Brighton was destroyed by fire in 2003.