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New Zealand war memorial

New Zealand war memorial

Bea Landscape Design Ltd was commissioned by Westminster City Council and theNew ZealandHigh Commission in February 2006 to project manage the implementation and design the landscape for the ‘Southern Stand’ New Zealand War memorial in Hyde Park Corner.

The memorial concept was conceived during a design competition for the project won by New Zealand based Athfield Architects Ltd in partnership with the Dibble Art Company and consists of 16 bronze sculptures of varying heights set out in formation across a grass slope. Each standard was formed from two intersecting bronze plates textured with patterns, words and raised images with an integral light.

The project was successfully delivered within budget and on programme for the New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, Her Majesty the Queen and other senior members of the royal family to formally dedicate on 11th November 2006.

Location Hyde Park Corner, London
Type of scheme War memorial
Lead landscape architect Bea Landscape Design Limited
Outline brief

To manage the delivery of the concept design and installation of the bronze standards, including securing planning permission and detailed design of the landscape setting for the memorial in time for the dedication by Her Majesty the Queen on armistice day.

Client Westminster City Council, The New Zealand Ministry of Culture & Heritage
Contract value £480,000
Completion date November 2006
Project team

Architect: Athfield Architects

Quantity Surveyor:DavisLangdon

Civil Engineers: Gifford

New ZealandHigh Commission

English Heritage

Planning authority Westminster City Council
Contact details

Technical summary


Bespoke bronze sculptures set within a green slate plinth mounted on reinforced insitu concrete foundations.


The memorial included an instant Holly hedge to the edge of the grass mound with semi mature tree planting and the establishment of seasonal bulb planting.


J Murphy & Sons Ltd

Category Heritage

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Lead landscape architect

Landscape Institute Registered Practice

Bea Landscape Design Limited

132A 'The Westlands'
Compton Road
West Midlands

Telephone: 01902 424 950
Fax: 01902 422 929

BIM Level: Undeclared

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