Tsunami Memorial

Kensington, SW7
Tsunami Support (UK)
Installed 2011
N/A
£500K
Public and community, arts, education

Carmody Groarke, Architect
Arup, Structural and materials engineer
Maylims, Principal contractor
Miller Druck International Stone Ltd, Stone specialist


The Tsunami Memorial was unveiled in the gardens of the Natural History Museum in 2011 to commemorate the UK citizens lost in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. For this unique and highly sensitive project, M3 offered full development management services, from developing the brief with the funders DCMS through to ensuring successful installation against a rigidly defined schedule.

Project highlights


  • Developing the brief for the project with the DCMS
  • Organising a selections process culminating in the appointment of Carmody Groarke as architect
  • Running Town Hall consultation workshops with bereaved families
  • Close liaison with multiple stakeholders, including the Natural History Museum, English Heritage and London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Working alongside specialists to assess the practicality of options developed by the architect
  • Managed logistics and oversaw installation