City centre park receives new artworks
January 18, 2016
At Solly Street in Sheffield local artist, David Appleyard, was appointed to work with local residents to design gateposts and entrance markers for the new and improved routes through, to and from Edward Street Park. Improvements to the Solly Street steps include new surfacing/steps, hand rails, lighting, planting, fencing and gateposts designed by the artist.
To celebrate the completion of Edward Street Park an event with David and local residents will take place in Spring 2016. As part of a wider strategy to improve links to/from St Vincents, this route will be continued through Red Hill and the University of Sheffield’s North campus. The Red Hill route will be reopened to the public in Spring 2016. And improvements will be completed in 2017 as part of the University’s Campus Improvement Works. This will provide a more direct and safe route for local residents and visitors to the area.
Sheffield City Council Officer, Matt Hayman said about the artworks,
‘These new artworks at Solly Street nicely complete the wider improvement works at Edward Street Park. They extend the use of high quality materials and artwork seen in the Heart of the City and along the Gold Route to this inner city neighbourhood park. The artwork is positioned on a well-used route and will complement the proposed University of Sheffield campus works due to start in 2016′.
Edward Street Park was created with contributions from The Interreg VB Programme via the VALUE Added Project and South Yorkshire Forest Partnership. Read more information about the Edward Street Investment site visit here:
For more information about this project, please contact Sarah Poulter:
T: 0114 2571 199