Station Quarter North, Southampton

I travelled down to Southampton for a site visit to review the basalt kerbs installed along Blechynden Terrace.

Looking East along Blechynden Terrace towards Central Station, with the Grade 2 listed Brutalist Wyndham Court on the right hand side. The kerbside artwork feature is 290 metres long & features an inset narrative relating to to specific events and places along the line.
Looking East along Blechynden Terrace towards Central Station, with the Grade 2 listed Brutalist Wyndham Court on the right hand side. The kerbside artwork feature is 290 metres long & features an inset narrative relating to to specific events and places along the line.

These robust blocks form the kerb edge to the ‘Canal Shore’ artwork currently in production by Hardscape up in Halifax. ┬áSome corner quadrant features have been installed. This feature runs from outside the Station Forecourt, to the bottom of West Park Rd and Kingsbridge Lane. This text based work – the text is created via water jet cutting and inlaying a contrasting granite into the basalt – is 290 linear metres long x 795mm wide. The text slabs have arrived on site, but awaiting installation in July.

 

Draft artwork for part of the text feature 'Canal Shore'.
Draft artwork for part of the text feature ‘Canal Shore’.
Draft Artwork of text for 'Canal Shore'.
Draft Artwork of text for ‘Canal Shore’.
Draft setting out of text for the 'Canal Shore' detail.
Draft setting out of text for the ‘Canal Shore’ detail.
Robust basalt blocks  from Hardscape on site awaiting installation as part of the kerbside feature 'Canal Shore'.
Robust basalt blocks from Hardscape on site awaiting installation as part of the kerbside feature ‘Canal Shore’.
Large scale basalt quadrant blocks installed on site along Blechynden Terrace.
Large scale basalt quadrant blocks installed on site along Blechynden Terrace.

 

 

 

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