As the opening date draws closer, The Dreamland Trust have chosen a company to brand the world’s first heritage amusement park.
Headed by RedorDead co-designer Wayne Hemingway and his wife Gerardine, his company HemingwayDesign will be responsible for the overall design scheme and branding for Dreamland when it reopens.
Along with the Grade II listed Scenic Railway rollercoaster which has been at Margate since 1920, the park is expected to house amusement classics such as Southport’s Caterpillar, with Blackpool’s Whip and Rhyl’s Water Chute. So far, sixteen attractions have been confirmed for the one-of-a-kind location.
Morecombe born designer Wayne Hemmingway said;
“To say we are excited about embarking on this journey to work with The Dreamland Trust, Thanet District Council, and the local community in bringing a new vibrant life to an iconic British seaside institution is a massive understatement.
Having visited Margate over the past few months and seen the grassroots creative revolution that is taking place we are thrilled, nay cock a hoop at the potential of the place and can’t wait to get stuck in.
We fully understand the scale of the task but with the creative community of Margate and environs we can deliver something of international significance.”
Speaking of the collaboration with HemingwayDesign, Chairman of The Dreamland Trust Nick Laister commented;
“We are really excited about HemingwayDesign’s appointment as our creative designers. Wayne and Gerardine have created some truly great places, from the transformation of Boscombe seafront to the regeneration of a rundown housing estate in Norfolk.
“At Dreamland, HemingwayDesign’s job will be to bring our proposals to life, and I have no doubt that they will exceed our expectations. Wayne and Gerardine and their team have a genuine passion for the British seaside and for the Dreamland Margate project. I am delighted to welcome them onto our team.”
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