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Sunak promises Bill to build £100m Holocaust Memorial

Sunak promises Bill to build £100m Holocaust Memorial

He pledge to take action after campaigners won a legal battle to quash planning permission to build the centre in Victoria Tower Gardens using a 1900 law protecting the park land.

The Holocaust Memorial Bill will update the historic legislation, removing a statutory obstacle that has previously prevented the building of a new memorial and learning centre at the site.

The £100m Holocaust Memorial building will be the national focal point to honour the 6 million Jewish men, women and children who were murdered in the Holocaust, and other victims of Nazi persecution, including the Roma, gay and disabled people.

The co-located Learning Centre will also focus on subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The government is contributing up to £75m towards construction costs, to be supplemented by £25m from charitable donations.

Designed by Adjaye Associates with Ron Arad Architects and Gustafson Porter & Bowman, much of the main building will be constructed below ground.

A main entrance area consisting of 23 bronze fins, representing the countries where Jewish communities were destroyed during the Holocaust, will lead down into the subterranean Learning Centre, which includes a hall of testimonies and a Contemplation Court.

Turner and Townsend is the main project manager and cost consultant on the projects with WSP providing the structural and M&E consultancy support on the project.

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Greg Aftayev

Greg Aftayev is a Journalist at Flaunt Weekly Covering Tech News.

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