On this page we want to give you updates on the restoration process which many will find interesting in itself. Even while we continue fundraising to get to the magic £160,000 total some investigative work needs to be done. There also man be times when decisions have to be made on what the restoration will include even down to details of what colour paint to use. Your memories from over the years and any supporting information such as photographs will be very much appreciated.
Good news is that after meeting again with the council we have agreed the specification for the restoration which means the next stage is going out for tender and that gives us figures for applications for other funding ie Heritage Lottery etc.
Tenders placed by Swanage Council for Restoration.
Two tenders have been placed for the restoration of the Bandstand and for open space works around the Bandstand.
The tender for the restoration was placed based on a specification drawn up by the company Lost Art who have particular expertise in this field.
Their report and specification document can be downloaded here. Its quite a large file so be patient. The tender for the bandstand restoration can be downloaded here. Note the tender closed in December 2018. The Council also plan various enhancements for arround the Bandstand. The tender for these can be downloaded here. Note the tender closed in December 2018