Work has begun on unique Bomber County Gateway Trust memorial projectJanuary 7, 2019 1:40 pm
Waldeck are delighted to be supporting The Bomber County Gateway Trust in the construction and installation of an iconic landmark on the county border of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
In late 2018 the site team started to dig land in order for the construction phase of the project to begin, with an aim for the project to be completed by the end of 2019.
The installation is in a prominent position so that the sculpture will be seen by more than 30,000 drivers every day from the A46, A1 and other major road networks; similar to other counties and cities in the UK which feature landmark sights such as the Angel of the North, the Horses in Falkirk, Sheffield’s proposed Man of Steel, the Kent Horse and the Wrexham Dragon.
Warren Monks, Principal Designer at Waldeck shared: “I am delighted to be involved in this exciting project, which is a unique memorial to the Bomber Command’s extraordinary contribution and sacrifice.
“Waldeck are privileged to be working on such a project, especially in Lincolnshire, where Waldeck was founded, due to its inextricable link to aviation and in particular its home to the RAF in the Second World War.
“The Bomber County Gateway Trust aims to provide a link to this heritage, right on the county border. The structure will be a full-sized representation of an Avro Lancaster Mk1 Bomber, constructed from a steel frame, mounted on a steel support structure to give the impression that it is in flight on the horizon.”
Following support from Waldeck, Jessops Construction and BSP Consulting, The Bomber County Gateway Trust still requires over £100,000 of investment to complete the project, if you or your business is able to donate time and expertise to this distinctive project, please contact Ken Sadler via email.