Design competition for lost trawlermen memorial

Design competition for lost trawlermen memorial

With support from Hull City Council, the charity Stand (The St Andrew’s Dock Heritage Park Action Group) has launched a call for ‘expressions of interest’, from which it will select three competitors to enter a design competition for the memorial. Those shortlisted will each receive an honorarium of £3,000. The competition is open to individuals, design practices or teams of architects, landscape architects, artists and other professionals.

Deep sea fishing was this country’s most dangerous industry and its impact on Hull’s communities was immeasurable. Stand has worked since 1989 “to ensure that Hull’s fishing industry is not forgotten and that the high cost of people’s contribution to it is remembered and respected”.

Its vision for the memorial is one of a ‘special place to mark and preserve the memory of the thousands of Hull’s trawlermen whose lives were lost, as well as their contribution to the life of the city and the nation’. 

The memorial will sit on the water’s edge of the Humber, at St Andrew’s Quay, formerly St Andrew’s Dock, from where so many trawlermen cast off from dry land to sail to the northern fishing grounds. Stand has raised considerable funding towards the cost of the memorial and the projected capital budget is £250,000.

The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is Friday 19 April 2013. Further details can be downloaded here.

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