South Africa War Memorial, Aldershot

The South Africa War Memorial is Grade II listed feature within the wider Wellesley development at Aldershot, Hampshire. Allen Pyke worked on the detailed application for the memorial which forms an important part of the Heritage Trail which connects listed and locally important historic features across the site. Consideration was given to the existing trees to be retained, the approach to the memorial and the level changes required in the new design.

Feature granite paving with a formal raised planter was designed with planting species to include South African species to create a floral and dynamic display to the memorial setting.

Large timber benches amongst wildflower planting to the rear of the memorial provides an informal and attractive place to stop along the Heritage Trail and gives space for private reflection.