Museums + Heritage Award Winner

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth City Council, D Day Story Landing craft tank LCT 7074 -Rescuing a D-Day Hero has been named as joint winner in the Museums + Heritage Awards 2021.

LCT 7074 is a 59-metre long ‘Landing Craft, Tank’ (LCT) that carried 10 tanks to Normandy on D-Day. The tanks belonged to 7th Armoured Division and went ashore in France on 7 June 1944. Our involvement centred around creating the new dry dock display area. This required carefully detailed civil and structural design to support the 300 tonne craft and form the steel framed canopy building all installed immediately adjacent the listed boundary wall to the D-Day museum.

The Judges’ noted: “The scale of the project is astonishing and was, without doubt, challenging. It was detailed in its conservation principles and brilliantly delivered – the judges felt that it was a remarkable achievement”.

An in depth look at Mann Williams involvement in the project can be seen at


Mann Williams Structural Engineer LCT7074 1