National Memorial Arboretum, NMA Staffordshire, Alrewas Building, English Project
National Memorial Arboretum, England : NMA Alrewas
National Memorial Arboretum England – design by Glenn Howells Architects
7 Sep 2012
National Memorial Arboretum England
Planning approval for new Centre of Remembrance at National Memorial Arboretum
This design by Glenn Howells Architects has now gained planning.
The Staffordshire arboretum put forward the proposals to Lichfield District Council after a public consultation.
The scheme includes building a pavilion for special events and a Remembrance and Learning Centre for visitors and it is hoped it will by built in two years. Funding is around the half way mark for the building.
24 Oct 2011
National Memorial Arboretum News
Couch Perry & Wilkes appointed to design new Centre of Remembrance at National Memorial Arboretum
The planned world-class Centre of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum is to boast a range of advanced environmental features, following the appointment of Couch Perry & Wilkes (CPW), to the new-build project.
The leading environmental services consultancy was awarded the prestigious contract by the National Memorial Arboretum charity after demonstrating an innovative approach to sustainable building design, including renewable solutions.
CPW now has responsibility for the full M&E building design, from feasibility through to completion, at the new Centre of Remembrance which will be built in the Arboretum’s 150 acre site in Alrewas, Staffordshire.
CPW Director, Wayne Eustace, said: “We are very excited to be part of this incredibly important building project, which will provide world-class facilities.
The National Memorial Arboretum launched an appeal in April to raise funds for the new building, which will include a Veterans Pavilion and Heroes Square. HRH Prince William is patron of the appeal.
The National Memorial Arboretum charity, which is part of the Royal British Legion family, hopes the new venue will provide a place for its 300,000 visitors to hold functions and special events. Plus for the 200 military units, ex-Service groups and any other interested parties.
It will also provide educational facilities for schools who come from across the UK to visit the arboretum.
Work on the building is expected to start in 2012 and be completed by 2014.
The Arboretum opened in 2001 and has planted more than 50,000 trees. It is home to 200 memorials, including the iconic Armed Forces Memorial, which is a tribute to the 16,000 Service personnel who have died on duty, or as a result of terrorism, since the end of the Second World War. In March 2010 the Basra Memorial Wall was unveiled there.
27 Nov 2009
National Memorial Arboretum Staffordshire
Glenn Howells Architects appointed on National Memorial Arboretum
Glenn Howells Architects has been appointed as the lead team to remodel one of the most important recognitions of sacrifice in the country, The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Alrewas in Staffordshire.
The commission will transform the 150 acre site into a world-class Centre for Remembrance. The ?8m redevelopment will include an Armed Forces Pavilion, ‘Heroes Square’, Exhibition Space and Education Centre. In addition, the retail, catering and office facilities will be upgraded. Glenn Howells Architects will redesign the surrounding landscape to unite the existing and new buildings.
Glenn Howells, director, Glenn Howells Architects commented: “We are very pleased to have been appointed to work on this exciting and important next phase of the National Memorial Arboretum. The National Memorial Arboretum has, in the short period, since it was established created an impressive development and landscape. We are looking forward to building upon this ambitious vision to create a world class centre for remembrance and exceptional experience for visitors.”
Charlie Bagot Jewitt, Chief Executive, National Memorial Arboretum said:
National Memorial Arboretum England image / information from Glenn Howells Architects
National Memorial Arboretum England design : Glenn Howells Architects
Location:Alrewas, England ‘
National Memorial Arboretum
The centrally-located National Memorial Arboretum, home to the striking Armed Forces Memorial, comprises 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to the theme of remembrance. It is free to enter and situated near Lichfield and within the National Forest in Staffordshire.
The Arboretum, which has seen the planting of 50,000 trees, was established in 1997 on former sand and gravel workings restored by Lafarge and leased to the Arboretum on a peppercorn rent. It is part of The Royal British Legion family and receives assistance from the Ministry of Defence.
Another English project by Glenn Howells Architects:
The Triangle, Swindon
image : Glenn Howells Architects
Swiss Re Building – 30 St Mary’s Axe
Foster + Partners
image © Adrian Welch
Rafael Vinoly Architects
photo : Peter Cook/View
Eden Project, Cornwall
photo © SealandAerialPhotography
Alison Brooks Architects
photo : Cristobal Palma
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