Restoring a ruined City church to honour London’s citizens in wartime
The Citizens’ Memorial aims to transform the ruined City church of Christ Church, Greyfriars, and give it a new purpose – the creation of a memorial of national significance to commemorate the heroism and sacrifice of the citizens of London during the Second World War and in subsequent bombings.
The proposal was initiated by designer Ian Heron in consultation with City guide-lecturers, historians and architects. The design, having been developed to the stage depicted on the website, was costed in January 2013 by Quantity Surveyors Gardiner & Theobald, who provided an estimate of £5.2 million. After further consultation and preparatory work, the intention is to approach the City and invite Members on the relevant Committees to consider it, with the aim of having the proposal approved in principle. A charity could then be established to raise the funding from the public and benefactors.
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The following text is the submission made in August 2014 about the proposal to the Barbican Area Enhancement Strategy consultation being carried out for the City by the firm Publica.