Family-run construction company, R G Carter, has constructed a new memorial building at the International Bomber Command Centre, Lincolnshire, which was officially opened on 17th January.
The construction of the Chadwick Centre, named after the designer of the Lancaster Bomber, Roy Chadwick, will be used as an education centre for schools to tell the personal stories of the members of the RAF Bomber Command impacted by the bombing campaigns during the Second World War.
The building at the International Bomber Command Centre provides the gateway to the memorial garden and includes an exhibition space, reference library, a museum, restaurant and multi-media suite.
Tim Owen, Project Manager at R G Carter Lincoln is proud to have been involved in creating this new landmark for future generations, saying:
“It was an honour for R G Carter to have been chosen to help deliver such a historic and important building which will benefit the local community and future generations for years to come. This collaborative vision will remind us of all the brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War II.”
As part of the project, the site team and members of the R G Carter supply chain, took part in a 72-mile bike ride visiting six former Bomber Command airfields and raising over £1000. The company also partnered with the new construction department at Lincoln College, giving students a chance to see the build and the development of the site.
R G Carter demonstrated its commitment to local sustainability on the project, with 75% of spend sourced within 45 miles of the project.