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Overview

Gilbert-Ash was appointed as main contractor to build architect Liam O’Connor’s emotive memorial to 55,573 members of Bomber Command who lost their lives during World War II. This national monument was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 28th June 2012. 

Project Team

Architect Liam O’Connor
Stonemasons S McConnell & Sons
Sculptor Philip Jackson

Project Value

project value - £7 million

‘The roof of the memorial is formed of a stainless steel diagrid representing the fuselage of a Lancaster bomber. The lining sheet is made from aluminium recovered from a crashed bomber’.


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