Architect van Heyningen and Haward has revealed final design proposals for Richard III’s tomb at Leicester Cathedral

The £1.3m tomb uses stones and incorporates Richard III iconography.

The commission to design Richard III’s tomb was awarded to VHH earlier this year.

The Cathedral’s Fabric Commission for England (CFCE) will now review the proposal and, if approved, construction will finish in summer 2014.

The proposal comes after a lengthy discussion with the cathedral and its partners.

James McCosh, a VHH partner on the project, said: “We are delighted to have reached a point where our proposals for the tomb for Richard III can be submitted to the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England, demonstrating the Cathedral’s commitment to honouring him and the quality of his resting place at Leicester.”

Rev Canon Mandy Ford, chair of the Fabric Advisory Committee, said: “This design is the result of wide and careful consideration.”

“The architects have responded to our desire for a monument which speaks of the great Christian themes of life, death and resurrection, while marking the resting place of one individual.”