Swanage Pier Trust – Wallis Agency

Swanage Pier Trust

The ‘Foundations for the Future’ project for Swanage Pier Trust has seen a complete renovation of the Pier, its shop, cafe and exhibition centre – Marine Villas.


Interpretation and spatial design


Interpretation and design


Interpretation and A/V


Branding and merchandise

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Swanage Pier Trust put their faith in us following a competitive tender. We listened carefully to their plans and designed a vision that complemented theirs. Our work covers audio visual elements, roomsets and dressing, video and video commissioning, environment design as well as traditional interpretation.

The visitor centre features an aquarium, views under the floor to an original 1825 saltwater bath and a touch screen. Outside interpretation includes an on-pier audio visual tour and a room dressing of the Victorian Piermaster’s kiosk, home to our very own mannequin.

As part of the project we also designed a new website and developed a new brand for Swanage Pier Trust.

The project has been very well received by the public and the volunteers at the Pier. It’s a venue that the Trust can be really proud of and has signposted the Pier as one of the great places to visit in Dorset.