Ambitious Gateway blog post has made the local Mercury newspaper, discussing a radical idea of moving the 140 years-old Winter Gardens to become a welcome beacon for the Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth.

“An iconic building would have a brighter, cheaper future if it were dismantled pane by pane and rebuilt in a new location, according to a bold new vision.

Great Yarmouth’s industrial North Quay would be better spot for the rusting Winter Gardens away from the salt-blasting winds and in a new green setting where the seaside gem could truly sparkle and shine, it is claimed.

Mark Duffield of Aldreds Estate Agents has floated the idea as part of a Great Yarmouth Borough Council consultation on riverside regeneration.

He said: ‘The only way to improve the town is to give it some lovely open spaces.

‘You cure the problem of the Winter Gardens by taking it out of the place where it rusts and where it cannot be seen.'”

Great Yarmouth Winter Garden, erected 1904

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Could the Haphazard Business 4IR innovation hub go inside an enhanced Winter Gardens? Read here – (this post will follow shortly).

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