Newsletter Date: 03/10/2022

Leas Pavilion – October Update

As we head into autumn work continues at apace on the restoration of Folkestone’s historic Leas Pavilion.

As some of you may already be aware, the building’s distinctive terracotta façade has now been completely dismantled. Individual stones were carefully lifted from its surface in a painstaking process, each one of them numbered before they were transported off-site to be cleaned and refurbished. This will ensure the majority of the stones, with the exception of a few that had pre-existing damage beyond restoration, will be returned to its original location in order to retain the façade’s glorious design. Those that cannot be saved will be replaced by matching terracotta stones.

The same precision was used to remove an iron gate at the Pavilion’s distinctive entrance and beautifully crafted stained-glass windows, some of which have long been hidden from public view. Again, each of these historic features will be returned to their original location, burnished and restored to their former glory. Where original features cannot be restored, moulds and samples will be taken and sympathetic replicas created. This will include elements of ceilings, walls and arches around column crowns.

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We are incredibly pleased with the progress made on the Pavilion’s long-awaited restoration. There is a long way to go as we now enter the phase of groundworks and structural works, of course. But we hope you are as excited as we are at the prospect of bringing this architectural jewel back to life with all of its historical features and Grade II splendour intact. Thank you for your continued support and interest in this wonderful heritage building project.

For media enquiries please contact David Ing at Fabrick on:

Tel: 07802 409484

About Leas Pavilion
The Leas Pavilion lounge, restored to its 1902 former glory, is a rare example of a Grade II listed purpose-built Edwardian tea room.

With its ornately moulded ceilings, elegant galleries, the grand imperial staircase and a sprung dance floor it has been the favourite local venue for culture, art and leisure for over 100 years.
Today, we proudly incorporate this former tea room into an avant-garde nine storey residence with 91 luxury sea view apartments.

By combining traditional English heritage with modern architecture from Hollaway Studios, we are able to offer a highly desirable prime seaside location with stunning ocean vistas, grounded in the deep roots of the area’s local history.

All this with high-speed access to central London and an entry point to the channel tunnel just a stone’s throw away; the whole of Europe is at your doorstep.