Explore Port Sunlight village through architectural drawings

Led by Port Sunlight Village Trust, Drawn Together brings together for the first time the drawings held by four archives: Unilever Art, Archives and Records Management (UARM), Wirral Archives, Bolton Libraries and Museums Service and National Museums Liverpool (NML). The Drawn Together collection includes over 1300 digitised architectural drawings of Port Sunlight village from 29 architectural practices. Highlights from the collection can be found on this website, which is maintained by Port Sunlight Village Trust. More drawings will be added in the future.


16-34 Central Road, 1910, F. J. Barnish.


The featured architects realised William Lever’s vision for Port Sunlight. Port Sunlight is an industrial model village founded in 1888 for the workers in his soap factory. For the first time the local community and people around the world can access these drawings online. We want more people to be able to use the drawings to understand and manage the historic buildings in the village and to appreciate the significance and beauty of Port Sunlight’s architecture.


Gallery Entrance, Lady Lever Art Gallery, 1914, William Owen


Here you can learn about Port Sunlight’s unique built heritage. Browse by category, search to view buildings on a particular street or by a particular architect through the Find a Plan option on this page or click here to download a copy of the full listing of drawings in the collection.

We’ve divided the plans into four categories. Housing, Non-residential buildings, Civil engineering, Site plans and Monuments.

Drawn Together is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project.

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