“A succession of inspiring creations were produced”

Art Strategies

Public Art Strategies

Some local councils have a ‘Public Art Strategy’ stipulating, as a planning condition, an investment of 1% of a new development’s budget, in public art. The Artists early involvement means the developer, architect, landscape architect and artist can develop a cohesive masterplan for the potential site, ensuring Public Art is fully integrated.

What We Can Offer You

We will draw up the Public Art Brief to submit with your planning application, detailing how the local community is, or has been, engaged with this plan. This approach leads to better working partnership and a positive reception from neighbouring sites to the development.

‘It has been a joy to work with Matt on the masterplan for Wing in Cambridge –
a new urban village commissioned by the Marshall Group. The moment that Matt opened his famous Gladstone bag at our first presentation, I knew that I had been upstaged –
a succession of inspiring creations were produced (or flew from the bag under their own power) and kept the audience spellbound. At one stage he phoned to ask whether I would support his idea to ‘upcycle’ the intestines of a Tristar as part of the landscape and play strategy. Not many people would come up with that.’

Andrew Beharrell. Executive director, Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects