The team at Acrow Galvanizing Ltd has assisted a local primary school to ensure the long-term protection of a unique piece of artwork.
The Haverhill-based plant partnered with local sculptor Neil Jones, who was invited to produce a bespoke piece for Stapleford Primary School in Cambridge where he was a former pupil.
The two-metre tall sculpture, made from 3mm mild steel, depicts the old Stapleford windmill dating back to the 1930s (which is also the school’s official logo), and has been installed on the exterior wall of the school’s hall, helping to highlight its identity to pupils, teachers and visitors.
It’s the third sculpture that the Acrow team has processed for Neil, a highly-respected artist who operates studios in both Suffolk and London. The plant has previously galvanized other pieces of artwork on behalf of the sculptor, some of which are installed at Sawston Village College.
Mark Endsleigh, Commercial Manager at Acrow Galvanizing Ltd, said: “Neil is a very talented sculptor who has kindly donated his time and expertise to our local communities, and we were delighted to offer our services in support of this fantastic project.
“The windmill sculpture looks fantastic in-situ, and having gone through the galvanizing process which will protect it from weathering and rust, it will ensure that Stapleford Primary School and the whole of the local community will be able to enjoy it for many years to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd