Yesterday the brilliant guys from Reddington’s were hard at work preparing our hole in the ground to be filled with concrete. Reddington’s is doing this work for us for free as a donation to the project. This concrete ‘ground beam’ will provide a hefty weight. On top of this a steel template will be fitted, […]Continue Reading...
We are in the final stages of building a green sculpture in the heart of King’s Cross. We started actively working on the project in 2007. So far it has included: Keeping the land and wall owners regularly updated with project progress after having gained their permission to run the project Developing a project team giving their […]Continue Reading...
The foundations for the green sculpture have set in concrete and been trimmed back to ground level. The guys were hard at work today clearing all the clay away making the site ready for the ground beam (a concrete slab) and steel template for bolt fixings. Before spring the sculpture will be installed and bolted […]Continue Reading...
We have finalised all the fixtures and fittings to be attched to our wonderful sculpture that will soon be home to a stunning hanging garden on the KX gyratory system. This week we’ll be visiting the workshop where the sculpture is being built as we speak! Photos will follow… These last few months prior to […]Continue Reading...
Yesterday Neil Ayling, our sculptor, sent over the first rough drafts of the computer aided design 3D model being produced by Benson Sedgwick. They’ve got a few more tweaks to make before it goes off to Alan Conisbee our structural engineer for his final approval. It’s very exciting to start to get a real feel […]Continue Reading...
Now that we have had our planning application approved – thankyou to everyone that supported us – we’re starting to build the sculpture! We held a detailed briefing meeting yesterday at E C Harris‘ office on York Way. In two weeks time we should have the first AutoCAD 3D design completed ready for final checks […]Continue Reading...
LB Islington sent out letters which arrived all over the local area yesterday inviting comments on the greenwall project – aka, a sculpture garden in steel. Comments can be made to the council by 17 May. To find our planning application online, click here and search for application number P120749. If our application is successful […]Continue Reading...
Marie Clarke, locally based landscape designer, has produced a fantastic planting design for the sculptural hanging garden (aka greenwall, living sculpture etc etc etc!). Her brief was a very difficult one – she had to produce something that enhances the sculpture in which it would live (below), be ornamentally stunning in both full shade and […]Continue Reading...
At a very productive site meeting on Monday, guided by the comments given during our consultation event, the final selection of colours for the KX mini sculpture garden were agreed. (We’ve had problems with what to call it! Greenwall, living sculpture, vertical garden… well now it’s a mini sculpture garden which I think sums it up…!) Colours are much […]Continue Reading...
Earlier this month we completed a consultation process to see what you thought of the living sculpture/greenwall project. Thankyou so much for filling in a form, email or talking to us. We are going to use your feedback to inform all the work we do from here on in. We’ve written up everything that happened during the […]Continue Reading...