Peterloo Memorial

In collaboration with Jeremy Deller Manchester, United Kingdom 2018–2019

Client: Manchester City Council

This memorial was designed in collaboration with the artist Jeremy Deller and was commissioned by Manchester City Council. The memorial commemorates the two-hundredth anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, an important event in the history of political reform in the UK, where a crowd of sixty thousand people, gathered peacefully to protest about parliamentary representation, were charged by soldiers on horseback, injuring seven hundred and killing nineteen people. The event took place at St Peter’s Field in the centre of Manchester. The memorial is located in the square in front of Manchester Convention Centre, close to the site of the event.

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Manchester, United Kingdom


Manchester City Council

Collaborating artist
Jeremy Deller

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architect
Elena Balzarini

Project team
Rod Heyes, Livia Notarangelo, Frederik Kaufmann, Yuxin Wu

Structural engineer
D.J. Lingard & Associates Ltd

Planning consultant
Maybern Planning & Development Ltd

Main contractor
Conlon Construction Ltd

Stonework contractor
Mather & Ellis Ltd

Hélène Binet