December 19, 2018 4.24 pm This story is over 59 months old

Video: Foundations poured for A46 Lancaster Bomber sculpture

Work will resume in the spring

With more than 1,000 tonnes of concrete poured for the foundations of the Lancaster Bomber sculpture off the A46 in Lincoln, work has now stalled until the spring for more money to be raised.

As previously reported, North Kesteven District Council gave the green light for the plans for the full-size art installation on land at Brills Farm just off the A46 in Norton Disney.

The Bomber County Gateway Trust’s 26 metre long sculpture will be mounted on a steel frame to give the impression it is in flight.

Hi Vis-ion Ltd recorded video footage of the recent works from Monday, December 10. The aerial footage shows the pour of 1,000 tonnes of concrete into the structure’s foundations.

Current designs for the Lancaster Bomber sculpture off the A46 (without the factory)

Much of the works have been donated or supplied at cost price by local firms.

The works have now stopped until Spring 2019, when the steelwork structure to hold the sculpture will be erected in March/April.

Funds are still desperately needed for the project to progress past this point – people can donate here.

Trustee of the Bomber County Gateway Trust and agent for the application Ken Sadler previously said around another £100,000 worth of funding is required.

The project previously received £80,000 in donations, including around £15,000 from its crowdfunding page, with some companies donating their work skills for free.

The steel podium is being supplied for free by Tata Steel, while The William Hare Group are fabricating and delivering the podium with no charge.

Breedon Aggregates donated concrete for free and Jessops Construction Ltd in Newark are managing the work on site for free.