Brighton Dome (1803–1808) was commissioned by the Prince of Wales (later King George IV) whose taste for flamboyant fashions, outlandish architecture and mistresses is well documented.
The Princes project would take five years to complete at a staggering cost of £54,783 , a small fortune at the time, almost bankrupting the Prince in the process, and resulting in the King having to appeal to Parliament to clear his son’s debts.
DBR Southern was commissioned in 2016 to carry out careful conservation work to the pinnacles adorning the Dome structure. The work included steam cleaning to remove algae and guano, remodeling of the ornate stucco decoration in hydraulic lime and the repair of the fiberglass pinnacle cappings.
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