Marine Hall’s iconic dome set to be restoredPublished Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Christmas has arrived early for Marine Hall in Fleetwood as £50,000 of funding has been granted to help restore its unique domed ceiling and improve the hall’s interior lighting.
The money has been awarded following a successful application by Wyre Council to the Coastal Revival Fund. The £3million Fund received 222 bids overall, totalling £9million. Successfully securing the funding demonstrates just how worthwhile the project is.
The money will be used to repair and protect the dome and reveal more fully the original art deco stained glass.
Locals recognise Marine Hall as a focal part of their heritage and the dome is its prominent feature which can be seen for miles. The ceiling has extensive fibrous plaster ornament in typical art deco style with the dome at its centre, glazed with coloured leaded lights. Galleons and the Fleetwood Coat of Arms feature at eight points on the circle of the dome. This project will restore the heritage asset and literally shed light on its best feature.
This latest development will further enhance work already achieved through funding from the Sea Change and Coastal Communities schemes. The Marine Hall Gardens have been extensively redesigned to create an outdoor entertainment area and many new attractions along the seafront including a skate bowl, a splash pad, extended café, external picnic and play area have recently been created and are proving extremely popular.
News of this latest funding comes at the end of Marine Hall’s 80th birthday celebrations and marks the end of a successful year for the venue.