Since the 2003 arson attacks and the almost complete destruction of the pier, the skeletal ruin of the Pavilion has become an iconic feature of Brighton’s seafront. Its unique desolate beauty makes it much discussed, wondered about and photographed. It has been too dangerous to access since the fires and cannot be maintained. Over the coming years it will be reclaimed by nature and will inevitably degenerate and decay. The Trust has no intention of removing the remains unless overwhelming safety issues arise.