The Glade of Light is a memorial commemorating the victims of the 22 May 2017 terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.
|Project||Glade of Light Memorial, Medieval Quarter|
|Client||Manchester City Council|
|Main Contractor:||Galliford Try Construction Limited|
|Design / Product||Bespoke Seating|
|Hardscape||Granite Pave & Seating Elements|
The Glade of Light was designed to be a living memorial, a tranquil garden space for remembrance and reflection. Its peaceful surroundings are intended as the setting for commemorative events in the city relating to the attack.
Working along side Planit-IE & Hardscapes, Logic manufactured a bespoke seating area that integrates in with Hardscapes granite artwork.
It honours the 22 people whose lives were taken, as well as remembering everyone who was left injured or affected.
The Glade of Light will be surrounded by an outer-ring path which includes more inclusive seatings, on the request of the families of the bereaved.
The memorial itself will be surrounded by Yorkstone reclaimed from the existing area around Manchester Cathedral, refurbished and organised in a semi-randomised ‘opus’ pattern.
The design of the seating was very bespoke, so not linked to a particular style of seating from the Logic range of products, rather to a design from Planit-IE for the scheme. The timber used on this seat was a sustainable UK grown timber. The steelwork is painted in a RAL7016 anthracite grey to blend in with the surrounding granite.