Investing in our city's heritage

In 2021, we committed to investing to preserve many of our important monuments under the Heritage Assets Repair Programme (HARP) for current and future generations to enjoy. More than 50 sites will undergo repair works of some description to make them safe and help with conservation for the future

The Castle Bailey Wall, a high wall made from light-coloured stone with several alcoves in its base

HARP began in June 2023 and the first phase of the programme was completed at the end of 2023. Traditional Stone Restoration repaired and conserved many of Southampton’s historic monuments including the Town Walls along the Western Esplanade (including the Forty Steps), the Castle Bailey Wall next to Castle Way, the West Gate roof, the wall around St Mary’s Churchyard and Tudor House Museum.

Paye Stonework & Restoration Ltd have been appointed as contractors to carry out the next phase of the project. The second phase of the heritage project began in March and is expected to complete in late autumn. The works will be in 30 locations across the city, including:

Bargate  SHOW

Holy Rood Church, High Street SHOW

Castle Hall and Castle Vault SHOW

Town Walls SHOW

Canute’s Palace, Porters Lane SHOW

Watergate, High Street/Town Quay SHOW

Round Tower, Town Walls, East SHOW

Conduit House, Commercial Road SHOW

View a full list of heritage sites for the second phase of the project.

You can also keep up-to-date with current projects: