Albion Stone continue to exceed expectations and have been awarded winning position in the new build traditional category for the Bomber Command Memorial project at the Natural Stone Awards, 2014.
The memorial is situated in the heart of London in Green Park and was built back in 2012 ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. It was built to commemorate the 55,573 RAF’s Bomber Command members who sadly lost their lives between 1939-1945. The memorial was designed by architect Liam O’Connor who has previously used Albion Stone on his projects for Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill and the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Arboretum.
Liam commented, ‘’we are really pleased that there has been such prestigious recognition of this design. This is an accolade for the whole design team as well as the client which supported this exceptional project. It was very rewarding to work with such a group of exceptional craftspeople and working with one of Britain’s most iconic natural materials: Portland stone.”
“As designers, we were delighted to be working with the sculptural qualities of solid Portland stone for this exception national memorial. By specifying solid natural Portland stone we were able to respect the historic context of this important part of central London whilst adding something new, original and exceptional to the existing group of historic buildings and monuments close by.’’
To find out more about this project, please see our project case study here.