Staff at East Anglian Galvanizing have played a part in the production of a unique environmentally-friendly sculpture.
Physicist and artist Jasmine Pradissitto is working on a project designed to inject a mixture of art and sustainability into the heart of London.
Her sculpture will be sited near Euston station – the central construction area for the HS2 rail scheme – and is being made using an environmentally-friendly material which actually absorbs pollution from the air.
The work, reminiscent of Greek and Roman sculptures, will be fixed to the ground using a metal base manufactured by Roan Fabrication, based in Peterborough.
And Rob was quick to call on East Anglian to ensure the structure is protected from the elements.
He said: “Jasmine didn’t have a clue how her sculpture would be fixed in place, so got in touch with a design engineer who gave us a call.
“We engineered a bespoke frame to fit his design parameters and East Anglian Galvanizing were happy to help out by galvanizing all of the parts.
“We’ve been customers of theirs for more than 30 years, but this is the first time I’ve asked them to help out on a sculpture!”
The unique project is part of business partnership Euston Town’s plan to create a pedestrian route from the station to leafy Regents Park – promoting cycling and walking and helping people to avoid some of the most polluted parts of the capital.
The sculpture has been produced in collaboration with Alsitek, who have patented a sustainably-sourced geopolymer called NOXtek which absorbs nitrogen oxides – gases that are most relevant for air pollution.
It will be installed at the grand Camden People’s Theatre – an imposing building at the entrance to Drummond Street – towards the end of the year.
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd