The restoration of the bandstand is complete and looking better than ever!

 

The restoration of the historic bandstand at Birmingham Botanical Gardens (BBG) began in October 2020, after a 12-month campaign by BBG to raise £138,000 of funds so work could begin to bring the bandstand back to its original 1874 glory. PMP acted as cost consultants for the scheme alongside Donald Insall Associates Ltd as conservation architects, and Reynolds Conservation Ltd who carried out conservation work.

Designed by F.B. Osborn, the historic bandstand is especially significant because it was where Neville Chamberlain gave his first public speech as Prime Minister in 1937. Prior to works beginning, the Grade II listed bandstand was in a poor state of repair and required extensive work, including roof repairs, and reinstating some original features, such as decorative gold-leaf finals.  We are incredibly proud to have been part of the team that has safeguarded its future for generations to come.

Last week we popped by to take a few photos of the bandstand and the team behind the project. Take a look here

 

Image: l-r Matthew Vaughan, Donald Insall Architects; James Wheeler, CEO, Birmingham Botanical Gardens; Liz Frostick, Development Director, Birmingham Botanical Gardens; Martin Rowe, PMP Consultants; Ashley Reynolds, Reynolds Conservation Ltd.

 

Image: l-r Matthew Vaughan, Donald Insall Architects; Martin Rowe, PMP Consultants; Ashley Reynolds, Reynolds Conservation Ltd.

Read more about the project on Birmingham Botanical Garden’s website here

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