Client: Newcastle City Council
Duration: 12 weeks
Completion: October 2017
We were employed to carry out restoration works when in February 2017, vandals caused outrage as they targeted the balustrades on the historic Victorian Terrace at Leazes Park in Newcastle City Centre.
Leazes Park is Newcastle’s oldest public park with the Victorian Terrace being an important focal point. The Terrace was first commissioned back in April 1879, and still to this day, is used for special events with the bandstand and foliage forming an impressive backdrop. The Terrace is made from an early type of stone and granite fixed cement.
A full restoration review of the Victorian Terrace was made by a specialist team wherein other essential repairs where identified. The commissioning of these works was extremely important as specialist skills and techniques were needed to replicate the original methods of construction.
Works were completed on time and in budget which will guarantee residents, park users and visitors to Leazes Park will enjoy the exquisite example of heritage for years to come.