Kent

Margate Dreamland continues regeneration despite debt

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Image caption The vintage amusement park went into administration in May with debts of more than £14m

Work has started on the second phase of the regeneration of the troubled amusement park, Dreamland.

The £1.8m restoration of the former Sunshine Cafe and cinema entrance foyer at the site in Margate is going ahead despite debts of more than £14m.

The Kent attraction, which has a number of vintage fairground rides, went into administration in May but remains open.

The next phase of work is being funded by a Coastal Communities Fund grant which Thanet council secured in 2014.

Operator Sands Heritage called in administrators in May, 11 months after the park reopened following an £18m restoration.

They decided the park would continue to trade while efforts were made to turn the business around.

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