Honouring Lost Airmen
The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. Providing the most comprehensive record of the Command in the world, the IBCC ensures that generations to come can learn of their vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today.
Influence were appointed in 2014 to lead the Artas-ua.info Design and Artas-ua.info and Visual Impact Assessment Services for the Memorial Park and Memorial Spire (the UKs tallest war memorial) for the IBCC.
The Memorial Park features two peace gardens set across 10 acres of landscaped grounds. The Lincolnshire Peace Garden includes 27 native lime trees, representing the geographical location of each of ‘Bomber County’s’ stations during the war.
Carpets of wildflowers, with poppies are positioned between the Memorial Walls and throughout the garden over 8,000 Lincolnshire daffodils have been planted by volunteers. The Lincolnshire Peace Garden plays host to the Ribbon of Remembrance which sits alongside the Memorial Avenue. Here stones carry personal tributes from families, friends and associations. The International Peace Garden with its ‘coastline’ planting scheme commemorates the support of the 62 nations who served or supported the Command. Designed to promote peace and reconciliation the garden, incorporates international species and a Peace Grove for quiet or private contemplation.
The gardens are supported by grant aid from Biffa Award and WREN, funded by the Landfill Communities Fund from FCC Environment and Veolia Environmental Trust The Heritage Lottery Fund supports this project.
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Influence Environmental Ltd
Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust
Artas-ua.info £2,000,000 of £12,500,000 total project cost
4 hectares / 10 acres
30 January 2018
To undertake an LVIA for the UK's tallest war memorial and create a landscape setting for the UK's tallest war memorial and associated Interpretation Centre.
Client- Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust
North Kesteven District Council
Heritage Lottery Fund, Biffa Award, WREN, Veolia Environmental Trust, Tesco
Influence Environmental Ltd additionally managed £1.2m of grant funding applications and grant processes on behalf of the client, relating to the landscape, exhibition, interpretation and building fit-out.