Hastings Pier will likely be open before the fifth anniversary of the fire that left it with extensive damage.
Simon Opie, Chief Executive of the Hastings Pier Charity, wants the foundation work on the pier to be finished before gaining a better scope on when the pier will be open to the public.
Opie said: “We can give a specific time for the reopening in March, but anything before then cannot be confirmed.”
The opening time is expected to be as dependant on weather conditions as the progression of piling for the visitor centre, which will be happening over the next month.
The Charity took ownership of the pier in the third anniversary of the fire in 2013.