Walled City lahore Authority

Haveli Mahraja Ranjeet Singh

The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), in collaboration with the Walled City Lahore Authority, has launched a comprehensive conservation project for the historic Haveli Maharaja Ranjeet Singh Gujranwala, marking a significant milestone in preserving the cultural heritage of the region. The project is fully funded by ETPB and to be executed by WCLA.

The project, initiated on May 2, 2024, aims to restore the 19th-century haveli to its former glory, ensuring its long-term preservation and adaptive reuse.

The conservation project will involve restoration work to preserve the haveli’s original structure, ornate decorations, intricate carvings, structurally consolidation, roofing and flooring. This will not only ensure the property’s structural integrity but also maintain its aesthetic appeal.

After completion of the conservation work, the haveli will be repurposed for adaptive reuse, providing a unique opportunity for the local community and tourists to experience the rich cultural heritage of the region. The adaptive reuse strategy will be designed to balance preservation with practical functionality, ensuring the property remains a vibrant cultural hub.

The conservation project is expected to be completed within the next 12 months.

Ranjit Singh, leader of the Sikh Empire, was born in this stately haveli Gujranwala on November 13, 1780. The haveli reflected the wealth and eminence of Mahan Singh’s position, and his authority to rule. Haveli Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, a testament to the architectural grandeur of the Sikh era, holds immense historical and cultural importance.

 

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