Willmott Dixon appointed to install Lincoln Tank Memorial

Construction group Willmott Dixon has been appointed to undertake the groundworks and installation of the £75,000 Lincoln Tank Memorial on Tritton Road roundabout.

The UK-wide company is donating £15,000 worth of labour for the installation of the memorial to celebrate the 100th anniversary of William Foster & Co Ltd’s work to create the first tank prototype.

The memorial, which will be unveiled on May 10, will also include the figures of Tritton, Rigby and Wilson who were the designers, developers and manufacturers of the tank.

Nick Heath, operations director for the East Midlands at Willmott Dixon, said: “This is a significant installation for Lincoln and it’s important we acknowledge the city’s tank building heritage.

“We decided to support this fantastic community-led project to ensure the tank memorial leaves a legacy for everyone to enjoy for years to come.”

Joe Cooke MBE, Chairman of the Memorial Group, added: “We are delighted to be working with Willmott Dixon; the cost of the groundworks has proved to be much more expensive than originally anticipated and without the support of Willmott Dixon the project might well have been delayed.”

As previously reported, Lincoln-based Rilmac Fabrication has been contracted to manufacture the memorial, which will be revealed on May 10.

Chancellor George Osborne also pledged an extra £15,000 of funding towards the scheme during his visit to the city on Thursday, February 12.