The Spire commands stunning views across Lincoln, with a focus on the City’s ancient Cathedral, which served as a sighting point for crews flying from Lincolnshire. For many of the men named on the accompanying walls, the Cathedral provided their last sight of Britain.
Designed by Stephen Palmer of Place Architecture, the steel structure was manufactured by S H Structures, based in North Yorkshire. The Spire was delivered, under Police escort, to the site on 10th May 2015, on two low loaders, measuring 25m each! Once on site the team were able to erect it and weld the key joints in less than 8 hours. You can watch the film taken on the day here
The Spire was officially unveiled on the 2nd October 2015 with an invited audience of 2,000 guests including 312 veterans and their families. Many of the countries involved were also represented by their attaches or ambassadors.
“Our team were really blown away by the site and we didn’t stop talking about it over lunch in the Hub Cafe afterwards.”
“What a beautiful memorial for our war heroes. They should never be forgotten.”
“So, so impressive and very emotive. The sacrifice of so many brought to light in a spectacular way.”