Skylight and glass domes have been scrapped from Wetherspoon’s Royal Victoria Pavilion in Ramsgate

Wetherspoon in Ramsgate revealed Photo David Townsend

The glass roof skylight and glass domes roof will not be included in the design of the new Ramsgate Wetherspoon pub on the seafront.

Original plans included the domes and the skylight over the central part of the pub  but an application to vary details of the plan, including the ‘omission’ of the features, were submitted to Thanet council last month.

Wetherspoon’s property development manager Paul Gillings confirmed the domes were not being reinstated and the skylight no longer forms part of the design.

Mr Gillings said the plan was now to create a terraced garden area.

He said: “There were two glass domes at either end and a plan for the rooflight but we wanted to create a garden area on the terrace that will be divided up by planting.”

The application is yet to be decided by Thanet council.

The refurbishment

Photo Malcolm Kirkaldie

He said refurbishment was progressing with the new zinc roof in place and work now taking place on the terrace and inside area of the building.

The Royal Victoria Pavilion is due to open on August 29.

The former theatre, and most recently a casino, has had a refit which includes some of the original, historic features, a new community space, a roof terrace, ground floor sheltered terrace facing the beach and pavement cafe under the canopy area facing Harbour Parade.

Remaining spaces in the building are subdivided and could be shops or cafes.

The project is costing £4million and is expected to create 100 full and part-time jobs.

1 Comment

  1. It is a former Theatre dedicated to Queen Victoria.
    Only later did it get gutted to become a Casino.
    I do hate it when press reports downgrade our Heritage.

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