Grove Park Bandstand

John Malaiperuman, Weston-Super-Mare, 2014

 

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The restoration of a Victorian bandstand

This Victorian bandstand is a Grade II-listed structure built in 1890 by Hill Bros, of the Sun Foundry, Alloa, Scotland.

It has ornate cast iron columns and balustrades and an ogee metal roof with overhanging eaves on cast iron brackets.

It is located in Grove Park where it has been used for free popular summer band performances for over 120 years.

The bandstand was subject to water damage when part of the roof covering blew off in 2013 revealing severe corrosion to the underlying structure. In June 2014, the entire iron structure was dismantled and transported to a specialist workshop for conservation and repair.

New blue lias paving was laid over a new ground slab. All drainage was renewed and linked to concealed downpipes within two of the columns.

The roof was reconstructed with a new zinc covering to match the original appearance, and the vandalised weathervane was re-cast and gilded.

Data

  • Begun: May 2014
  • Completed: Sep 2014
  • Floor area: 40m2
  • Sector: Public realm
  • Total cost: £98,000
  • Funding: Local Authority and Civic Society grant
  • Tender date: Feb 2014
  • Procurement: JCT minor works
  • Address: Grove Park, Weston-Super-Mare, BS232QJ, United Kingdom

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