The restoration of the Pearson Park archway
The restoration of the Pearson Park archway is almost finished.

Pearson Park archway restoration almost complete

The restored gateway to Hull’s Pearson Park is beginning to take shape as part of a £3.8m restoration project.

Contractors have been at the park this week to carefully lift large pieces of the archway into position.

The side pillars and central archway are now installed, meaning only the decorative top of the archway is left to be put into place.

Pearson Park archway pillar

An archway pillar being lifted into place.

Councillor John Fareham, chairman of the Pearson Park Trust and Project Steering Group, said: “The archway is one of the most noted and popular features of the park and it’s certainly been missed.

“However its restoration was much-needed, so it’s fantastic that we have been able to include it as part of the transformational project at Pearson Park.”

The archway’s rich cream colour with accents of green is how it has looked for the majority of its lifetime.

The Pearson Park Restoration Project will restore the park’s historic assets and reinstate some of its original Victorian features which have been lost over the years.

The cast iron archway has been painstakingly restored by specialist contractors Lost Art.

Individual pieces of the archway have been restored and, in some cases, remade.

The restoration of the Pearson Park archway

The Pearson Park Restoration Project will restore the park’s historic assets and reinstate some of its original Victorian features.

Once complete, the public will be invited to an opening event to celebrate the return of the gateway. This will include an exhibition explaining the intricate processes involved in the restoration work and the level of bespoke craftsmanship involved.

The £3.8m Pearson Park Project has been supported by a £3m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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