UK construction signs are being painted to commemorate ‘greatest industrial era’
The UK construction industry has been given the green light to paint signs commemorating the “greatest” industrial era, as part of a programme of “shared history”.
The UK Government will be the first country to paint the UK’s industrial heritage on its construction signs and pavements in 2017, with all other countries including Ireland, Australia and New Zealand following suit.
The Government said the new signs will celebrate “the industrial legacy of Britain’s Industrial Revolution” and will “celebrate the importance of the UK industry to the UK economy”.
They will also mark the construction of the London Underground, as well as the National Rail Network and the Royal Mail.
“This historic programme is a welcome step in a long-term plan to recognise and celebrate the contribution of the industry to British life and economy, particularly through a national heritage sign system,” said George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
“It will mark a significant step in the UK Government’s strategy to ensure the UK has a strong and sustainable industrial sector.”
He added: “This programme recognises the contribution made by the UK construction sector in the history of the country and is an important milestone in our plan to promote economic growth and job creation in the economy.”
Building on the UK government’s work on a national industrial heritage, this initiative will bring together a range of businesses, organisations and organisations to create a shared history.
“The UK’s National Heritage Trust is set to take charge of the scheme, which is set for completion in 2021.
It has been estimated that there are around 100,000 people working in the construction industry, with most of the jobs being at the high-tech and construction sites in the capital, London.
The programme will also see the re-opening of an “Industrial” museum and exhibition centre, which will be part of the Government’s Industrial Heritage Hub, which aims to promote and promote the “special relationship between industry and society”.