12 February, 2019
SUGAR HOUSE ISLAND ARTWORK
We’re delighted to announce that we’re submitting a planning application to install an artwork on 1 Dane’s Yard.
The team has been working with The Line to add an artwork into their route of contemporary public art works which runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2, following the waterways and the line of the Meridian.
We aim to install an artwork by Ron Hasleden called 'Diver' so those passing over the bridge are reminded of the waterways underneath.
We asked Valli, Placemaking lead at Vastint, to explain plans with the artwork
“Diver is to be installed on 1 Dane’s yard, one of the new buildings being built at Dane’s Yard. It will be located in front of the blank east-facing elevation overlooking Three Mills Wall River, close to the High Street and Groves Bridge.
Diver will be visible as you head east along High Street Stratford or north along the Leaway, the walk along the towpath across the river. It will further enliven this part of the High Street, adding to the buildings, tower and activities generated by Vastint’s creative industry quarter at Dane’s Yard.
This location is particularly apt for diver, given its roots in the cultural Olympiad. Bringing 'Diver' back to this area makes a lively and fresh contribution to the legacy of the 2012 Olympic games. In addition, it helps to celebrate the presence of water and draws people’s attention to the river, which is often overlooked.
This location does lie within the Sugar House Lane Conservation Area, however, 'Diver’s' subtle presence both during the day, and with the soft lighting at night, will not impact its setting or significance.”
TIMING AND PROCESS
We will submit for planning agreement from the LLDC by the end of February.
We will be holding a consultation evening for local residents and interested parties at The Print House on Wednesday 6th March from 5-6pm.
If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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