Bandstand, Grange Gardens, Cardiff City Council.
With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Parks Department of Cardiff City Council undertook to restore the city’s Grange Gardens to its original splendour. Saracen castings (a partnership between Charles Laing & Sons Ltd and Heritage Engineering) were commissioned to restore the architecture of the park including the replacement of the bandstand that had been demolished in the 1920s.
The only reference available to Saracen Castings was a hazy black and white photograph. Despite this Saracen Castings recognised the original design as it featured in its extensive architectural archives.
The finished building is an authentic replica, full of character and manufactured to the high standards set buy the master craftsmen of the19th century, that restores the park to its Victorian grandeur.