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National Memorial Arboretum Visitor Centre

The National Memorial Arboretum is Britain's year-round open national memorial site in Alrewas, Great Britain. It is a spiritual place which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice and promotes pride in the British armed forces and civilian population. In 2018, the National Memorial Arboretum was awarded the Gold Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the VisitEngland's Awards for Excellence and the Coach Friendly Attraction of the Year at the British Coach Tourism Awards. The glulam construction is made of Siberian larch.


Alrewas, Great Britain


Glen Howells Architects

Construction period




Project category

Cultural, Public, Glued laminated timber


Glulam timber construction

  • Wood species: Siberian Larch

Scope of services

Production, Component Delivery, Assembly

Product / Solution

Glued laminated timber


  • RIBA Awards 2017 "National Award"
  • RIBA West Midlands Awards 2017 "Building of the Year"
  • RIBA West Midlands Awards 2017 "Regional Award"
  • RICS Awards 2017 "UK Project of the Year"
  • RICS Awards 2017 "Leisure & Tourism Award"
  • RICS Awards, West Midlands 2017 "Community Benefit Award"
  • RICS Awards, West Midlands 2017 "Leisure & Tourism Award"
  • British Construction Industry Awards 2017 "Natural & Cultural Heritage Award"

National Memorial Arboretum // Time lapse "New Remembrance Centre" (29/09/2016)

Published by: National Memorial Arboretum (Facebook)

The new Remembrance Centre will open to the public on Friday 21 October, featuring three new exhibition galleries, larger restaurant and shop, separate coffee shop and a beautiful cloistered courtyard with garden.

See the exciting development take shape with the latest time-lapse video.