Formed from over 100,000 knives turned over to 43 police stations across the country, the 27-foot-high sculpture was constructed to raise awareness of the impact of knife crime and has become a symbol against violence and aggression. In Liverpool, it will also be used to highlight the work of the #NoMoreKnives campaign in the city.
Aggregate Industries donated two tonnes of its Strike™ performance concrete to the project for use as the Angel’s base.
Andrew Knight, North West Territory Sales Manager for Aggregate Industries said: “This work of art serves a great purpose in highlighting the effects of knife crime not only in Liverpool, but across the country.
“We’re delighted to have donated the materials to create the base of the sculpture while it is in the city. As the entire project – from constructing the plinth to placing the Angel itself – had to be completed in one week, Strike was the ideal choice of concrete thanks to its fast-setting properties.”
The sculpture, designed by artist Alfie Bradley and which took over a year to build, had been at the British Ironwork Centre for two years before moving to Liverpool Cathedral, where it is due to stay until 31st January, 2019.