In its hey-day Dreamland was one of the UK’s best loved amusement parks. It was even listed within the UK’s top ten visitor attractions at one time. Dreamland (as it was named in the 1920’s) is one of the UK’s oldest surviving amusement parks. Not only this, it is also home to one of the oldest timber framed roller-coasters in the world.
The scenic rollercoaster is one of only 8 left in the world. Although a large part was destroyed by fire, we are very proud to have played a part in helping this grade 2 listed landmark be restored to its former glory.
The whole project was Heritage lottery funded and had to be re-built using the same materials and styles as the original; and of course taking into account modern safety standards. Ultimately the rollercoaster had to look and run like the original, a complete timber structure solution.
Working for a contractor Topbond, whom we have been associated with in the past, we were appointed to replicate the drawings for the structural framework for the ride. The level of detail required for each element was huge, but the result was completely outstanding, a heritage project we are very proud to have been involved with as part of the regeneration of the Margate seafront.