Galliford Try begins work on Manchester Arena memorial

Date 24 Mar 2021

Galliford Try’s Highways team has started construction on a new memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives at the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017.

The memorial garden, known as the ‘Glade of Light’, is set in the Medieval Quarter of the city centre, and will provide a place of reflection for the families and friends of the 22 people who were killed in the attack on the Ariana Grande concert.

Their names will be set into the memorial white marble ‘halo’, while personalised memory capsules filled by their loved ones will also be held within the stone.

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: “This memorial will be a lasting tribute to those who lost their lives on that devastating night. They, along with the many others who were left physically and mentally scarred by the attack, will never be forgotten.

“I hope the Glade of Light will provide some comfort to the loved ones of those who were killed and everyone who was touched by the events of that night as a place of peace and reflection in the heart of the city centre.”

Galliford Try’s Operations Director for the project, Elizabeth Bell, commented: “We are proud to be involved in the design and build of the Medieval Quarter project. It is an honour for us to be contributing to this prestigious scheme and we look forward to working with Manchester to create a special place in the city.”