It could well be the biggest and most ambitious projects ever undertaken by a fencing contractor!

Leeds-based expat Kiwi Steve Ward of Silver Fern Fencing is involved in an innovative project to construct a massive time capsule ‘peace pyramid’.

Steve explained: “The Earth Pyramid Project started 8 years ago when my daughter asked me ‘what about our future’ after watching the Copenhagen climate talks.

“As a result we decided to come up with a project that would allow people to record their emotions about our planet and its direction of travel within thousands of time capsules incorporated within a giant pyramid, the biggest built since the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs and the largest time capsule in the world!

“It’s a legacy for future generations about our time on this planet and people in the future can see what we thought about our world,” added Steve who has global construction engineering firm Arup on board to design the structure.

Steve continued: “There will be four chambers within the pyramid dedicated to children, digital preservation, government and indigenous peoples and founders with each containing records and testimonials from millions of people around the globe.

“The foundation stones of pyramid itself will be constructed from various rocks from across the globe. I’m delighted that Leeds-based quarrying and recycling firm Mone Brothers have helped to support the scheme by donating our first piece of rock.

“It’s apt that the project, that had its genesis in this part of Yorkshire, should feature stone quarried nearby and I’m grateful to Mone Brothers for their support of the project,” added Steve.

Work on the construction of the 50 metre high pyramid is expected to start in 2020 with sites in Yorkshire and Malaysia already identified as a possible location.

For more details about the Earth Pyramid please visit A short video can be viewed here