COMMONWEALTH WAR MEMORIAL
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Dover Commonwealth War Memorial
Location: Western Heights, Dover, UK. Scale: 50Ha
Commemorating WW1 and WW2
Dover has launched an ambitious plan to create a Memorial naming all 1.7 million Commonwealth soldiers, sailors and airmen, along with members of the Merchant Navy who lost their lives in World War I and World War II. The design, developed by Baca Architects and craft:pegg under the leadership of WSP will comprise 12 white granite walls. On each wall will be inscribed the names of casualties recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Plans for the Memorial are being developed using LIBOR funding which is awarded by Central Government to promote activities to support and honour armed forces veterans.
Dover District Council is facilitating the planning stage of the project and intends to attract an independent trust to deliver and manage the Memorial during construction and operation.
- Subject to a successful planning application, the Council hopes to attract funding and handover to the Trust in 2018.
- Construction is hoped to begin in 2018.
Construction is hoped to begin in 2018.
The Dover Commonwealth War Memorial is funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds
Images © Dover District Council
The memorial wall design is based on Craft:Pegg's academic development from 2005-2013. Baca are supporting the delivery of this design with WSP as well as providing the design of the visitor’s centre.
Client: Dover District Council
Landscape architect: Craft:Pegg
Architect: Baca Architects
Heritage: Urban Council
Structural Engineer: WSP
Business Case: Britton McGrath