Repair specialist to tackle neglected landmarks in need of restoration

Repair specialist to tackle neglected landmarks in need of restoration

Plastic Surgeon, a leading surface repair specialist, is asking communities to nominate landmarks in need of restoration – into which the company can breathe new life.

A specialist finishing and repair firm wants to breathe new life into run down landmarks across the UK. Plastic Surgeon is calling on the public to nominate cracked iconic statues, stained public artworks and tired local monuments desperate for renovation.

Their nationwide ‘Community Restoration Project’ campaign not only wants to restore a forgotten landmark somewhere in the UK, but forgotten civic pride too.

Gary Danson, Operations Director for Plastic Surgeon, said: “It’s a campaign inspired by an undertaking of ours in North Shields, which saw us restore a statue of Stan Laurel marking the fact he grew up within the area.”

“After 30 years of neglect and exposure to the elements, it was looking in a very sorry state until we stepped in and rectified the wear and tear. The feedback we received following its restoration was great, while it also seemed to create a sense of restored civic pride alongside the actual restoration itself – hence the concept of community restoration. It was this that inspired us to try and replicate the enthusiasm for the results of our repair work elsewhere.”

Suggestions will be shortlisted nationwide, and a popular vote will decide the winner. More details are available on the repair specilists’ website.

Mike Aitken, Sales Director at Plastic Surgeon, recently discussed with PHPD how housebuilders and developers can benefit from the use of surface repair.

If you have a local installation in mind that needs repair, please send your nomination to www.plastic-surgeon.co.uk/the-community-restoration-project  

Entries will not be accepted after September 28th.

Gary said: “We’re really looking forward to seeing what comes to light and, hopefully, we’ll find a statue, public art installation or whatever it happens to be, that’s close to the heart of its community, allowing us to help promote some civic pride while also restoring a potential eyesore to its former splendour.”

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