Boer War Memorial

Boer War Memorial

The war memorial sustained damage in the February 2011 earthquake, with the central stone rotating on its axis and the structure leaning towards the south west. While the damage was minimal, the project involved the careful deconstruction, seismic strengthening and reinstatement of the memorial. The lamp affixed to the top was carefully restored and many components upgraded to withstand the seaside environment. Due to its heritage listing, resource consent was required to ensure the project met best conservation practice and the material selection for the repair was sympathetic to the original heritage fabric.

Cequent were involved in project managing this repair from the initial earthquake damage assessment, to the reinstatement and restoration. 

The return of the war memorial was welcomed by Sumner residents. (click here to read a letter of feedback to the mayor)

Project Value $30k 

The Boer War Memorial located on the Sumner Esplanade commemorates two Sumner boys who lost their lives in the Great Boer War in 1900. The memorial is listed as a Group 3 heritage asset in the Christchurch City Plan.