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Mountbatten House, above Chatham's Pentagon, to become giant display for Queen's Jubilee


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A group of volunteers have transformed an empty building into an enormous display for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

They have used more than 1,400 sheets of paper to cover 250 windows to create the monarch's royal logo and the number 70, which will be revealed over the bank holiday weekend.

KMTV reports on the plans for Mountbatten House to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Jubilee Windows Project is using Mountbatten House in Chatham in a project coordinated by Ammused with Medway Council and Medway Norse.

All 250 windows between the 6th and 10th floors were either blacked out or ‘purpled’ and will reveal the design once lit up at night.

It took 19 volunteers at various times over three days to complete the job.

They spent £100 in paper, using 80 large blackout sheets, 100 half-size blackout sheets and 1,232 sheets of purple tissue paper.

The Jubilee Windows Project covered 250 windows of Mountbatten House, in Chatham, as part of Medway’s celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Picture: Andy Millest
The Jubilee Windows Project covered 250 windows of Mountbatten House, in Chatham, as part of Medway’s celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Picture: Andy Millest
Our own artist's impression of what Mountbatten House might look like once the Jubilee Windows art installation is revealed. The official design will not look like this.
Our own artist's impression of what Mountbatten House might look like once the Jubilee Windows art installation is revealed. The official design will not look like this.

Organisers have told KentOnline the design will not look like the image above, but we made our own curious guess into what the installation might look like.

Andy Millest, from Ammused, said the aim of the display is to simply add to the many celebrations marking the Jubilee.

He was inspired by Hannah Whittaker's Cathedral of Community multicoloured back-lit tissue paper portrait installations, which was part of the Chatham Intra and Rochester High Street heritage zone last year.

Andy added: "Mountbatten House, whose very name links strongly with the royal family, provides the ideal structure for honouring Her Majesty in such a simple but very large-scale way – perhaps one of the largest in the country.

"We have been delighted at the way the various organisations and volunteers have come together to make it happen."

The Jubilee Windows will be first lit up between 9.30pm and 10pm on June 1, then each night between June 2-9 from 8.30pm.

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