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Celebrating High Peak Borough Council’s £3.5 million restoration of the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton

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High Peak Borough Council has invested £3.5 million in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens, safeguarding the future of this historic venue for generations to come.

The six-year project included to restore the Grade II-listed buildings included:

major structural repairs to the famous Octagon dome

– Interior and exterior paintwork restored to the original colour scheme

– timber window frames and central panelling replaced and reglazed

– Electric windows installed to ensure the Conservatory remains a fit-for-purpose house for plants

– The two domes at the North entrance cleaned, re-painted and re-wired

To mark the completion of this major project, the Council invited contractors, staff and volunteers to an official opening event in the newly-restored Conservatory.

Council Leader, Councillor Anthony Mckeown, said:

“It was great to thank some of the people who have worked to bring this most recent rejuvenation of the Pavilion Gardens to a completion. The beautiful surroundings of the Conservatory, and the rest of the Pavilion Gardens, are highly regarded by locals and visitors alike. We hope that the investment we’ve made in these buildings will safeguard them for many, many years to come so that they remain a special place within Buxton and the High Peak.”

The Council engaged local contractors to work on the project. Gardeners from Chatsworth were also involved in the work at the Conservatory, donating both time and plants!

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Regeneration, Tourism and Leisure said:

“This has been a truly collaborative project and I’d like to thank everyone – contractors, staff and volunteers – who have played their part in it. The results speak for themselves and I’m delighted that we can welcome people back to enjoy the whole complex inside and out. Throughout this project, the Council has respected the heritage of these buildings whilst making them fit for the future. It’s a project we, and all those who love this place, can be rightly proud of.”

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