WEC Group’s architectural division m-tec are currently involved in a key project for Birmingham New Street Station, working in collaboration with artist Anu Patel and Network Rail, to create a stunning and lasting tribute to those who were injured or lost their lives following the Birmingham pub bombings in November, 1974.
The memorial will consist of three 15ft trees fabricated from a mixture of corten steel and stainless steel and will also feature iroko wood planters. The seven leaves for each of these three trees will commemorate the 21 victims with laser cut details of their names and ages.
Having already worked on numerous memorials in the past including a Spitfire memorial in Darwen and a World War I memorial arch in Folkestone, Tom Elliott, divisional manager of m-tec said: “Community projects are something that m-tec are incredibly passionate about. We are especially proud to be involved in this project to honour the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings. It’s a very poignant and lasting tribute to those who lost their lives and also for their loved ones. Our dedicated Special Projects team have already begun work on the project and we look forward to the unveiling once completed.”
The project itself will be completed over the course of 24 weeks by the Special Projects division in Darwen, Lancashire. The customers were welcomed on site on 24 September to see the progress of the project in action. Once completed, the sculpture will then be installed and unveiled outside Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central.
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