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Facelift for Lady Lever

Via Wirral Globe….

THE £1m transformation of Port Sunlight’s historic Lady Lever Art Gallery could start at the end of the summer.

Owners National Museums Liverpool hope Wirral’s planning inspectorate will grant permission for a package of work that includes installing an access ramp, creating a new foyer and improving educational facilities.

Sandra Penketh, the gallery head, told the Globe: “The plans we have are in keeping with Lever’s vision for the gallery and they will be sympathetic to the building. For instance, the entrance was originally designed as a grand reception space and we hope to utilise the original entrance.”

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has stepped in to help the project with a £225,000 grant. Among the plans are improved education facilities for schools and an exhibition focusing on the gallery’s founder.