Dreamland to Become Heritage Amuesement Park

27 April 2010, 00:00 | Updated: 27 April 2010, 09:32

Heart's been told the old Dreamland site in Margate is going to become the countries first Heritage Amusement Park.

The Scenic Railway, which is already at the site, will be restored while other old fashioned rides and amusements will be installed.

The listed cinema building on the sea front is also going to be converted into restaurants, cafes and exhibition space.

The entire project is set to cost more than £12million and people living in Margate should start to see builders on the site before the end of the year.

Construction work will continue throughout 2011 and the project's due to be completed in the summer of 2012.

It's thought the site will attract around 700,000 visitors a year and create around 200 jobs.

Along with the Turner Contemporary which is due to open next year, the people in charge at Thanet Council say it will give people a "reason" to want to come to Margate and bring much needed money back into the local economy.

Click here to listen to Richard Samuel who is the Chief Executive at Thanet District Council