We are over the moon to announce that Hastings Pier has won the public vote for building of the year. We hope you join us on the Pier to watch the RIBA awards tomorrow night from 7.00pm.
Here is a statement from Maria Ludkin, Chair of Hastings Pier Charity:
"We are thrilled to have won the popular vote by such a margin. In some ways the popular vote, which comes from people who use and love the Pier, is even more important to us than the experts who judge the Stirling Prize. However we remain hopeful that we can be in the unusual position of winning both the public and the critical vote."