Bespoke public artwork unveiled at Shiregreen housing scheme

Bespoke public artwork unveiled at Shiregreen housing scheme


The boulder itself is it was part of
the planning conditions when we originally built Sycamore Heights. We work closely with Sheffield Council, we’ve selected a stonemason in partnership
with the council, and also we’ve used a local poet to come up with the
poem that that relates to the Sycamore Height scheme. The aim of the bowler is
to hopefully be a bit of a meeting point maybe for the residents to
come sit and chat in the summer. We’ve got Gill Furniss MP coming this
morning to officially open it. I just think it’s absolutely fantastic that
we’ve got you know, the commitment from Sanctuary, to come into our estates and
really make the improvements that Sanctuary is doing because it’s very
necessary. I mean I’ve been talking to residents today, I think this is what’s
really impressive about this project is that you’ve not just tried to cram in as
many as you possibly can in the land it’s had a lot of thought put into it,
about what communities need. It’s really, really important to celebrate
developments and it’s a milestones, such as having the public art put in, because
these are special places. It’s so important that we listen, have that interaction and
act on what we hear. A lot of the time it can enable people to do things for
themselves and I think that’s what housing associations are all about. We want
happy residents, we want them to feel involved in shaping their place for
the future.

Dereck Turner

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