Möbius strip will be made of one million bricks
Gleeds will carry out project management work on a prayer wall made up of one million bricks on the outskirts of Birmingham.
Southampton-based Snug Architects, a 15-strong practice set up in 2003, beat four others in a RIBA-run competition, including proposals from an Italian firm and Danish architect, to land the job which is known as the Wall of Answered Prayer.
The winning design will be a 50m tall Möbius strip to be made of one million bricks, with the client saying the scheme will “preserve the Christian heritage of our nation” and “ignite a faith for prayer”.
Gleeds has also been appointed client adviser.
The monument will sit on a 10-acre site between the M6, M42 and HS2 and could be seen by up to 30,000 people every day.
Richard Gamble, chief executive of The Wall of Answered Prayer, said the group will be donating one million bricks to social housing projects across the UK.
The project team hopes to complete The Wall by 2022, when Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games. Work is due to start at the end of next year.