It was sheer co-incidence that BAM became involved, says Rob Hannay, BAM’s business development manager.
“The Manchester Shrimad Rajchandra Mission was looking for a location by Manchester Cathedral. Our team is building 100 Embankment opposite.
“They approached us, and we thought it was a great opportunity to do something positive to enhance the city.
“We’ve worked with two firms to make it happen, Adana Construction in Stockport, and structural engineers, Ramboll. Adana housed the statue which was cast in India and conducted exploratory digs, while we liaised with the council to get it through a raft of permissions, and together we’ve created foundations, a plaque and conducted the installation. Ramboll has advised us on the lifting protocol and provided the foundations drawings.”