Glade of Light Memorial Opens to the Public
10 January 2022 2 min read
isGroup Signs had the honour of working with Galliford Try Civil Engineering And Construction to provide Wayfinding signage for Manchester City Council for the Glade of Light Scheme, the touching memorial situated in the Medieval Quarter.
The centerpiece of The Glade of Light is a white marble ‘halo’ bearing the names of the 22 people who lost their lives. Families of those who lost loved ones have been able to place personalised memory capsules, containing mementos and messages, which are embedded inside the halo. They have been given the opportunity to visit privately before the memorial opened.
The Glade of Light, designed by BCA Landscape and Smiling Wolf, is conceived as a living memorial – a peaceful garden space for remembrance and reflection. It features plants which grow naturally in the UK countryside and have been selected to provide year-round colour and echo the changing seasons.
Around the anniversary every year, the white flowers of a hawthorn tree planted at its centre will bloom.
An outer circle path, including seating, has been included to enable people to linger in the garden for longer if they wish while preserving the intimacy of the halo area.
Galliford Try project managed the Glade of Light scheme and in collaboration with isGroup designed a Way2Go fingerpost, which comprised of custom designed fingers and finial.
Beautiful drone footage taken after the work was completed – https://bit.ly/3JRw6ck
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