Wharf Road Wildflower Sculpture

Sculpture by Adam Harris

Local residents and visitors to Hove seafront will soon be able to enjoy an eye-catching new sculptural installation that we recently engineered.

The sculpture, which was designed by Adam Harris from designer/maker company Millimetre, will be integrated into an embankment on Wharf Road opposite Hove Lagoon.

The new public artwork has been commissioned by Brighton & Hove Council to artistically and environmentally enhance the chalk bank, which forms part of a network of green corridors and stepping stones for wildlife within the Shoreham Harbour Regeneration Area.

The sculpture forms a framework of curved mild steel poles and wires which will encourage the growth of creeping plants within a meadow of wild flowers to create habitat for pollinators.

Engineers at the Gyoury Self Brighton and Hove office designed the sculpture’s framing and anchor points to resist tension force in stainless steel cables. This work involved complex hand calculations and one of the key project challenges was working around a large gas mains which crosses through the site.

We have been working closely on this unique art project with designer Adam Harris, who has also been tasked with the fabrication and installation of the new work. The sculpture will be in safe hands as Millimetre have been involved in the installation of major art projects such as Grayson Perry’s A House for Essex and The Room for London at the Southbank.

The Wharf Road Sculpture is due for completion at the end of November. Planting will then take place during the spring of next year with the help of pupils from a local primary school as part of a Brighton and Hove Environmental Education project.

We look forward to viewing this unique artistic and environmentally-friendly addition to the Brighton and Hove seafront.

Image credit: Adam Harris/Millimetre

 

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