Dreamland has scooped three awards in two days.
The park’s Cinque Ports gastropub took one of two winner’s spots at the Margate Civic Society Town Pride awards on Thursday (May 10) “in recognition of good and sensitive design, making a major contribution to the regeneration of the seafront.”
The following day Dreamland took silver at the AECOM UK and Ireland Excellence Award Ceremony in London (internal awards). Dreamland won in the ‘Dream’ category and came out on top in a selection process of hundreds of projects. The award celebrated the design work and re-invention of the park achieved over the past year collaboratively between AECOM and Sands Heritage Limited.
On the same day the park was awarded bronze for best event venue at the National Venue Awards. More than 1000 attendees were at this year’s event.
The amusement park was given the accolade during a ceremony held at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.
Dreamland was a finalist for two awards including best event venue alongside Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Manchester Central, Printworks and The Ricoh Arena. It was also nominated along with Imperial War Museum North, National Space Centre, Serpentine Pavilion 2017, Victoria Warehouse and Windmill Hill for best unusual or unique venue.
Jennie Double, commercial director at Dreamland Margate, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to been awarded bronze for best event venue at the National Venue Awards. The flexibility of Dreamland as a venue allows us to work across a variety of sectors and this is a significant moment as it demonstrates the success of the venue and the hard work the team has put in.
“Dreamland is a unique destination with an experience like no other and there’s a great future ahead.”
All this and with no thanks to Thanet District Council who nearly scuppered all Sands Heritages plans.