Wicksteed Park pavilion reopened after £200,000 facelift

Wicksteed Park’s pavilion has officially re-opened after a six-week project to refurbish the 1920s building.

Oliver Wicksteed cut the ribbon to mark the end of the £200,000 scheme – and also to mark what he called the ‘return of Edwardian splendour’ to the facility.

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The work, most of which was carried out by Wicksteed Park’s own maintenance team, has seen new carpeting fitted, the restoration of ceiling roses and new LED lighting fitted throughout.

Mr Wicksteed said: “The work sees a return to the Edwardian splendour – but with a modern twist.

“It looks bright and airy and I am very pleased.

“If Charles Wicksteed saw the improvements he would marvel at the modern touches – but he would approve because he was an innovator.”

A number of improvements are planned at Wicksteed Park in the near future as part of a £2 million scheme, partly funded by the National Lottery.