Bandstand Restoration for Exhibition Park in Newcastle

We have recently completed the restoration of this beautiful bandstand for Exhibition Park in Newcastle. Completed on time and to the client’s expectations the bandstand is the centre piece of the parks restoration.

The bandstand was built in 1875. It is a cast iron structure with a zinc roof and an octagonal platform with scrolled cast iron balustrade. Thin cast iron columns support the arches and decorative spandrels. The round-topped curved roof has an ornate spike finial.

An interesting turn of events on this project — the original tender was to take down restore and reinstall, but when we went to site we could not see any reason to take down the structure, so we priced as per the tender documents and offered the alternative to look at restoring the bandstand on site. After many site meetings with the end client and the main contractor our proposal to carry out insitu repairs was accepted on a revised cost — saving the council thousands of pounds. There were challenges along the way as things came to light that were not evident at the time of pricing but all in all the end justified the means and we are extremely proud of this restoration project.