Shortlisted for the RICS West Midlands Awards 2017.
We are delighted to announce that we have recently completed our role as project and cost manager on the £15.7 million redevelopment of the National Memorial Arboretum’s (NMA) landmark visitor centre in Alrewas, Staffordshire.
The comprehensive programme of works included the construction of an iconic new Remembrance Centre designed by Glen Howells Architects, which houses an interactive Remembrance exhibition as well as an array of educational activities, an immersive film experience and a unique ‘memory booth’.
Prior to the renovation, the site’s 330 memorials were already attracting in excess of 300,000 visitors every year. This figure is set to increase dramatically, with the Centre now playing host to new exhibition galleries, a large restaurant, retail space, and coffee shop. Enhanced learning facilities mean the number of school visitors is also expected to grow from 15,000 to 25,000 a year.
The scheme was made possible thanks to a host of donations, including a £2.85 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Our Director, Clive Layton, said of the project; “It is an honour to have been part of the team which contributed to the complete redevelopment and reimagining of the NMA. The Arboretum is such a special place for so many people and we are delighted to see this world-class centre opening its doors to the public – the culmination of several years of hard work.”
Edmond Shipway have been appointed on numerous milestone heritage projects such as the listed Ulster Museum building, the relocation of Manchester city centre’s cenotaph and the restoration of HMS Belfast, the UK’s only surviving World War II Battleship.