The Rose, Campbell Park

Project Overview

We provided a complete multi-disciplinary service for the creation of this new public space, a 21st century cenotaph for commemoration, celebration and rememberence. Created by internationally renowned artist Gordon Young the design is based on the mathematical beauty of a flower and takes the form of a vast open-air circle with surface “flower” markings bordered by a water rill and feature fountains.

106 granite pillars of varying heights rise from the surface to create the art piece. Each pillar is designed to act as a calendar of dates and events important to the local community, with inscriptions chosen by the Cenotaph Trust and the people of Milton Keynes through a variety of workshops. To date 68 pillars have been engraved with dedications, with 38 left blank for the future.

This is one of multiple projects we’ve successfully delivered for the Parks Trust in a relationship that’s been ongoing for more than 20 years. Other projects include Howe Park Wood environmental education and visitor centre and an open air theatre, again in Campbell Park, as well as various projects focused on the Parks Trust’s commercial property portfolio.

 

Client

The Parks Trust & The Cenotaph Trust

Location

Milton Keynes

Architect

Gordon Young - Artist

Sector

  • Community

Services

  • Project Management
  • Cost Consultancy
  • Health & Safety (CDM)

Other Projects We’ve Completed Include

White Eagle Lodge

The Cathedral & Abbey of St Alban

Great Things Lie Ahead – Holborn House