Dreamland Pleasure Park in Margate re-opened in June 2015 after an huge £18million investment (lottery funded). All under the guidance of flamboyant, artistic director Wayne Hemingway. First opened in the 1860s, the park originally featured a scenic rollercoaster, ice-rink, cinema and ballroom.
Coombs (Canterbury) approached us to undertake the restoration and replication of multi-space columns (6 pilasters*), which were severely deteriorated, and the octagonal ceiling feature in The Ballroom.
The challenges – There were no original drawings to work from, we therefore collected site squeezes of the pilasters, yet only small sections remained. These sections were collected and then we had to piece them back together to replicate the architectural objects.
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*The pilaster is an architectural element in classical architecture used to give the appearance of a supporting column and to articulate an extent of wall, with only an ornamental function.