In November 2018, the Executive Committee of the National Piers Society (NPS) agreed that following Roker Pier’s extensive refurbishment which included guided tours, a restaurant and gift shop, together with the fact that the pier stands in salt water, Roker Pier should be recognised as a ‘Seaside Pier’ and added to the NPS official register of piers. Work would progress on creating a full entry for the pier in the NPS website.