Mesnes Park, Wigan
Where required, we produced new patterns for the casting of replacement components and we cleaned and restored those components that were suitable for reuse. All metal components were given an appropriate corrosion protection treatment prior to being painted and then reassembled on site. The roof of the bandstand was also fully restored including the disctinctive cupola section, with the main roof being covered with zinc and the cupola covered with copper as the original. The terminal was also restored.
Similar treatment was also given to the cast iron entrance porch to the pavilion building which is the architectural centrepiece of the park and houses the cafe. Procedures similar to those described for the bandstand were employed for the restoration of the porch.
In addition, Lost Art Limited provided specialist metalwork for the interior and upper layers of the pavilion building including production and installation of replica railings to the outisde of the upper storey.
In addition, Lost Art Limited undertook the full restoration of the historic bronze statue of Sir Francis Sharp Powell, including repairs to the stonework plinth and hard landscaping to the surround.
Lost Art Limited also undertook the full reinstatement of a Victorian Coalbrookdale Fountain removed completely from the park during the 1930s. This project involves Lost Art Limited completely reconstructing the fountain based on reproducing the sister fountain to the original which is found in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. This has involved producing a full set of patterns and castings for the fountain as well as producing and installing the pumping mechanism.
The restoration of the fountain involved 3d scanning of the sister fountain in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. This allowed for the production of the patterns from which the whole fountain was produced. The images above illustrate the process involving the use of the scanned data gathered from Lurgan to build up images of the compnents for the pattern maker to work from.
The image above illustrates a full 3d image of the fountain based on the scans.
The completed fountain has drawn many many positive comments from the people of Wigan and other visitors to the park, including representatives of the funding bodies involved.
The full restoration of a Victorian Bandstand plus specialist metalwork sub-contracting for the cast iron components of the Victorian pavilion building plus production and installation of replacement cast iron urns to match the design of the original Victorian terracotta urns.
Lost Art Limited were responsible for the dismantling of the Victorian bandstand in Mesnes Park, Wigan, with the components being transported either to a secured warehousing facility for storage or to the Lost Art Limited workshop for immediate work.
All metal components were subjected to specialist cleaning followed by an inspection and condition report. This identified those components that could be reused and those that required replacement. We also identified those components that were missing and would require replacement.