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Consultation launched on Holocaust Memorial

Words: Huw Morris
Victoria Gardens

Latest designs for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre have been launched at a public exhibition and consultation.

The consultation, ahead of a planning application to be submitted later this year, focuses on designs by a team led by architect Sir David Adjaye. The memorial will be located at Victoria Tower Gardens, adjacent to Parliament.

The proposed design consists of 23 bronze fins to the southern end of the gardens. Visitors will walk through an entrance pavilion then across a courtyard where they will enjoy views of Parliament’s Victoria Tower.

The centre will be accessed by pathways set between the fins.

The proposal aims to retain 85 per cent of the green space of Victoria Tower Gardens using a streamlined design with a separate entrance pavilion to the memorial and centre.

It also involves the creation of a slope to improve views of the river and Parliament, seating and pathways along the river bank and better filtration for the green areas to limit flooding in winter.

Total project costs are estimated at around £100 million with the government committing £50 million.

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