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National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 203301, tabled on 18 December 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 6 November 2017 to Question 111730, on what date the Government announced that it had decided that the Holocaust Learning Centre would be co-located in Victoria Tower Gardens with the Holocaust Memorial; and what form that announcement took.

Answered on

21 December 2018

On 14 September 2016 a press release from the Department of Communities and Local Government and the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation announced the start of an architectural design competition for the new Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens. The press release explained that design teams were invited to submit initial expressions of interest in the project, with shortlisted teams then submitting 2-part designs, the first fulfilling the minimum commitment of a striking new national memorial, and the second including the below-ground learning centre to be taken forward subject to technical, financial, planning or other constraints.

Following the successful conclusion of the design competition, a further press release on 24 October 2017 announced that Adjaye Associates, Ron Arad Architects and the landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman had been selected to design the UK’s new Holocaust Memorial and a co-located Learning Centre.

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