DCMS invites memorial bids

It has just been announced that designers and landscape architects will be invited to submit proposals to create the memorial to commemorate the 52 people who lost their lives in the 7 July bombings in London.

It has now been decided that the memorial will be located in Lovers’ Walk in London’s Hyde Park, after initial plans to hold it at Tavistock Square – the site of one of the attacks – were scrapped, following consultation with bereaved families.

Hyde Park has been chosen because of its prominence, history and central London location.

An advertisement is to be placed in the European Journal inviting interested companies to contact the Royal Parks Agency.

The advertisement will aim to ensure that the most appropriate range of designers and landscape architects are given the opportunity to submit their proposals. Once appointed, designs will be drawn up for approval by the bereaved families.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Royal Parks agency will manage the work to create the memorial, in consultation with the families. The Government has committed up to £1m to fund the memorial.

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