Have you ever waved at the Peterborough Arch from the Parkway?

After 35 years greeting those who drive by, the much loved Peterborough Arch sculpture has had to be taken away for some serious repair.

Help us bring it home by donating today.

The impressive large-scale sculpture by artist Lee Grandjean has been enjoyed by drivers along Longthorpe Parkway and visitors to Thorpe Meadows since 1988, and provides a unique landmark on the western approach to the city.   

Voted last year by the public as their favourite sculpture from the Thorpe Meadows sculpture collection, members of the public have said:

"Great work, hope the people get experience and enjoyment from the restoration work."

"What a shame to see this iconic landmark in this sorry state. I hope it will be restored to its former glory."

Matthew Bradbury, Chief Executive at of Nene Park Trust said, “As a charity we are anticipating that we will need significant public support to ensure this important landmark can be re-installed." 

Lee Grandjean selected the site for the Peterborough Arch aligning it with the city centre and the cathedral. The linear shapes represent the architecture of the city and the organic shapes represent the greenspace and landscape that residents enjoy.  

Help us bring the Peterborough Arch home by donating towards the repairs 

We are waiting for the final report from the restoration team, but have had an estimate of £50,000 needed for the repairs.

This is a substantial amount of money which, as a charity, we need to fundraise for. We are asking for your help, as a member of the Peterborough Community, to give you the chance to help bring home this much-loved piece of art.

Any donation you can make will make a difference and be greatly appreciated by everyone. Thank you!

Further information about the sculpture:

The Sculpture is part of the Peterborough Sculpture Collection that was established by Peterborough Development Corporation during the development of Peterborough as a New Town. During the 1970s and 80s Peterborough Development Corporation bought and commissioned new artworks by some of the best British sculptors working at the time. They selected artworks that linked with the architectural style and planning of Peterborough and created a collection that reflected the diverse subject matter and practice of British sculptors creating new work at that time. The aim was to create a culturally rich city and a reference point in time for future generations. The Collection currently comprises of thirty sculptures including important works by Antony Gormley and Anthony Caro.  

The artist Lee Grandjean was born in 1949. He grew up in Harlow, Essex and studied at the North East Polytechnic and Winchester School of Art. He was Deputy Head of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London and has exhibited nationally and internationally. He currently lives and works from his studio in Norfolk.