The Northenden Branch of the Royal British Legion are raising money to refurbish The Northenden War Memorial. The team have successfully won up to £9k of funding from Manchester City Council and Manchester Airport and are applying for more from The War Memorials Trust to make the memorial safe and more easily accessible. The plan is to complete works in advance of the centenary of the end of World War 1 in 2018.
Helped by the conservation team of construction professionals, Project Architect Jane Leach of iarchitect, Landscape Architect Elaine Cresswell of reShaped, and Quantity Surveyor Fiona Hull of Construction Q, they will research the history of the memorial and design a new ramp to be built in the existing memorial garden. The team are seeking help from the public to see what the memorial looked like when it was built.
“Funding from the War Memorials Trust will allow us to repair and refurbish the original design and materials. Anything new that we add will be very carefully designed to be sensitive to the original memorial”, explains project architect, Jane Leach. “We are looking for any photos of the war memorial over the years, and the earlier the better, so we can make sure that we choose the right materials and remain sympathetic to the original design.”