Roker Pier has been closed since November 2016 due to storm damage.
A section of the railings and coping stones were swept into the sea. I believe the coping stones have been recovered and are waiting to be restored.
I have heard on the grapevine that the work will be staring shortly and will hopefully be completed in the autumn of this year.
Maybe they had to wait until they raised the funds for the work to start from the new parking meters that were installed in no time at Roker and Seaburn.