South West Communications supports Grand Pier

South West Communications Group has assisted in the restoration of the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare with high speed Internet connections.

A fire devastated the Grade-II pavilion on Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare in 2008. A multi-million pound restoration project has seen it transformed into a hi-tech state-of-the-art entertainment complex and year round all weather leisure complex.

The Grand Pier was a South West Communications Group customer for three years before the fire broke out. The Exeter-based communications firm enabled main phone and fax lines to be swiftly re-routed to alternative numbers following the fire and engineers worked with contractors involved in the rebuild to reinstate the phone lines in the run-up to the pier's re-opening this summer.

South West Communications Group's data engineers also installed a premium connection to the Internet to assist in the Grand Pier's new technology embracing status.

Sarah Flowers, sales director of South West Communications Group, said: "We were keen to assist in the restoration of the Grand Pier. As a regional business, we appreciate how fondly the pier is regarded in the South West. It is a local treasure."