Special Projects

Summers Special Projects feature a range of bespoke designs crafted using premium quality materials.

St Athan War Memorial & Commemorative Garden


Specialist knowledge and handling skills were required for the erection of the St Athan War Memorial.

A new Commemorative Garden has been established at the Special Forces Support Group Head-Quarters at St Athan, Vale Of Glamorgan, South Wales. A new 5 metre tall, all-polished Black Granite Obelisk and base weighing in excess of 5 tonnes was transported and assembled under high security in a very tight time-frame and in readiness for Remembrance Day on November 11th 2009. 

In addition to the Obelisk, two large matching headstones – weighing over 2 tonnes each and 2.2 metres wide and 1.7 metres tall – bearing the names of personnel lost in recent conflicts were also erected flanking the Obelisk.

Black war memorial
Large plaque outside building

Empire Pool Plaque – Cardiff International Pool


To mark the opening of the new International Swimming Pool in Cardiff Bay, Summers Memorials created an external display for the original Empire Pool plaque that was unveiled when the Empire Pool was opened on 18 April 1958.

The old plaque had been taken down by the demolition company who were removing the Empire Pool to make way for the Millennium Stadium. The plaques were securely stored for over ten years and were in desperate need of restoration and refurbishment.

After refurbishment, the plaques were carefully housed behind special toughened safety glass in a solid construction to the side of the new International Pool building, which was designed and built by Summers Memorials. The front fascia of the construction is clad with finest Welsh Slate with an inscription engraved in both English and Welsh, resulting in a stunning feature to this ultramodern cutting edge building.

EADS Signage – Newport, Gwent


Summers Memorials was proud to work alongside Cardiff-based signage company Morgans Consult to create this branded sign for EADS Defence & Security. Crafted from Blue Pearl Granite, the sign base was co-designed and constructired by Summers Memorials and now is a proud and significant enhancement to the Company’s facility in South Wales.

Large white sign on gravel
Light stone plaque on wall

Imperial War Museum, Commemorative plaque


Summers Memorials were proud to be asked to create a commemorative plaque for the Imperial War Museum. 

This hand-crafted plaque commemorates the 1st Viscount Rothermere, Harold Harmsworth, who donated the Imperial War Museum’s site in 1936. Harmsworth bought the grounds of a former hospital and then donated the site to the museum following the death of two of his three sons. 

Our skilled stone masons hand crafted this plaque and finished it with black engraved inscription. The whole team were honoured to have been involved in this project. 

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