Catering, sound and lighting equipment plus Prosecco, gin, tools and more auctioned off by Dreamland – The Isle Of Thanet News


Dreamland has over 220 items up for auction, including a case of Prosecco, bottles of Pimms and gin, sound and stage equipment, and even planters.

The park is whipping up the items through NCM Auctions which also staged a sale of around 170 lots in March listed as for sale due to Dreamland’s “asset consolidation”.

Shane Guy, Operations Manager, said: “Dreamland works with NCM Auctions to reuse minor items that are no longer in use. It is convenient to sell them at auction, to ensure a new life.

The latest “Asset Consolidation” auction runs until November 10 and includes a large amount of catering and PA and stage lighting equipment, a grand piano, tools and greasing items , a sound table with a current offer of £1,600, concrete blocks and the emergency exit signs.

There are also a number of large wooden planters as well as tools and lifting equipment.

The first auction followed the sale of several park rides. In January, Dreamland’s Pendulum thrill ride was transported to its new home at the Pleasure Beach site in Great Yarmouth. According to Pleasure Beach bosses, the Pendulum was one of six rides for sale.

Rides made by Zamperla and installed at Margate amusement park in 2018 have also been advertised on specialist website Interlink.

Part of the Dreamland site was used by production crews for Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light earlier this year. This included the Dreamland Cinema and the area known as Godden’s Gap which has planning permission for a 124-bed hotel.

An allocation of £4m from the £22.2m Margate Town Deal fund for Dreamland will be used to refurbish and re-open the cinema building which has been empty for over a decade.

The site will be transformed into an entertainment and conference center with space allocated for community use and charity.

The stipend has sparked controversy, with some questioning why the private company was receiving public funds. The Dreamland Estate was sold by Thanet Council to park operator Sands Heritage Ltd in 2020 for £7m – £2.3m for the Dreamland Estate and £4.7m to buy the parking.

Dreamland has a number of music events planned for 2023, including Reef in April and Bastille and The Human League with Marc Almond in July.

The auction is available here

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