The installation of a new, modern seating structure has become the first in a series of exciting works to get under way in the newly pedestrianised area of the town centre’s High Street.
Designed by The Decorators, a multidisciplinary design collective whose projects aim to reconnect the physical elements of a place with its social dimension, the new public seating structure aims to rejuvenate the newly formed space. The project will also include the installation of pieces of ground art and a series of light sculptures, which will be complete in time for the spring when the area will become a vibrant public space used for a range of events, activities and performances.
Councillor Mark Watson, Cabinet Member for Economy and Jobs, said: “The creation of newly crafted seating through the transformation of street space is an exciting concept that will nicely complement the town centre’s evolving street scene. I’m sure the new seating in this area will prove to be a popular addition to the space when the warmer weather arrives.”