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Restoration of the Dome tower
In 1995 under the control of Messrs Bedford & Eccles, the Trust’s first Structural Engineers, the tower of the Dome, at the time owned by Worthing Borough Council, was fully restored at a cost exceeding £300,000.
What started out as project to replace a number of steel girder sections that had been identified as corroding, gradually turned into a major rebuild as more and more corroded girders became apparent.
The Worthing Dome Preservation Trust raised further funds to manufacture and put back architectural features at the top of the tower, original features that had been removed and lost with the passage of time.
The cupola and flagpole were hoisted up into position by a giant crane on Sunday 30 April 1995. Later that year, on 3 September, the fender rails were fixed in position around the edge of the tower’s domed roof.