Lindum Construction have started work on site at the International Bomber Command Memorial project at Canwick Hill, Lincoln. The access road has been laid for construction traffic and the concrete foundations for the memorial spire are being poured. The 31m spire is being fabricated by SH Structures in Sherburn in Elmet and will be delivered to site on 10th May 2015 where it will be erected in 2 sections and welded together in place. The memorial walls and landscaping will follow shortly afterwards; completion of these is expected by the end of September. The names of the 26,300 aircrew lost flying from bases in Lincolnshire have been compiled and checked and are ready for laser cutting into the Corten steel panels to be fixed to the curved walls surrounding the spire. The Chadwick Centre building will follow this and is expected to be open by next summer.
To date progress has seen:
– The access road sub base has now been finished (it will receive it’s finished surface in Phase 2)
– Levels around the site have been marked out ready for excavation and filling
– The memorial area is being prepared for the foundation to the Spire
– Foundation concrete is being placed
You can view progress photos on our Facebook page here.