Current Projects

Conserving Port Sunlight’s War Memorial

Status: In progress

Last update: 8 July 2024


This next phase of our significant project to conserve Port Sunlight’s War Memorial will be commencing Monday 8th July and is due to be completed by the end of August 2024.

This follows the successful completion of conservation work on the Memorial in 2023, which included cleaning and waxing the bronzes, essential surveys of its structure and repointing elements of the monument.

What’s happening?

As a result of surveys undertaken last year, it was highlighted that rainwater was pooling excessively on the surface of some of the steps and they were becoming vulnerable to water penetration. To reduce this, PSVT is working with specialist conservation architects and Bullen Conservation to lift and re-lay some of the steps, as well as repoint the majority of the steps and surrounding kerbs.

Access

As part of this work, heavy lifting machinery will be in use and a partial road closure in place. This means that there may be a degree of disruption to the immediate area in terms of noise and flow of traffic. While we expect the noise disruption to be minimal, please be assured that works will only take place on weekdays between 8am–6pm.

As we did last year, to protect the public and the War Memorial itself, fencing will be placed around the part of the site including west side of the road (by the noticeboard). Vehicles will still be able to drive along the Causeway in both directions, however they will only be able to turn around the War Memorial on its east side, which may cause minor disruption to the usual flow of traffic.

We recognise access to the War Memorial is important, so where possible we will work with the contractors to enable partial access, however this will depend on the contractors’ work programme and their safety assessments. We understand this isn’t ideal, but the safety of everyone must be our top priority.

Discover more

A display about the War Memorial can be found at Port Sunlight Museum with plenty of information and artefacts, and we will be sharing behind the scenes updates of the work on PSVT’s social media channels.

We’d love to hear from the local community to explore how people can still engage with the War Memorial while the work is happening. If you would like to share any stories, memories or photographs, please get in touch.

Thank you

Thank you for your patience while this essential maintenance work is completed. It is an important part of our long-term strategy to maintain and look after Port Sunlight’s monuments.