Hoarding artworks unveiled at Steeple View, Weston, SouthamptonSeptember 03rd 2015
Work from local artists is being showcased on the site of the former Weston Lane Shopping Parade in Southampton.
The 1.1-hectare site is being redeveloped by Bouygues Development in partnership with Spectrum Premier Homes and Southampton City Council, as part of the council’s estate regeneration programme. On completion later this year, the scheme, which is now known as Steeple View, will comprise 40 private houses, 30 affordable apartments, three new shops and a multi-purpose community facility.
The nine winning artworks were selected by the project’s community sub group following a competition that saw established local artists, school children and members of the public submit community-focused artworks that they would like to see on the hoardings.
Nicolas Guérin, Managing Director of Bouygues Development said:
“In many ways, Steeple View is typical of the kind of developments we specialise in. Although we are part of a global business, our focus is very local. Working in partnership with Spectrum Premier Homes, Southampton City Council, the Homes & Communities Agency and contractors Bouygues UK, we are bringing to fruition a scheme that offers much-needed new family homes for sale and for the affordable rented market, as well as a facility developed in consultation with the local community. The fantastic artworks unveiled today are a fitting symbol of this scheme’s focus on the local community.”
Christine Turner, Chair of Spectrum Premier Homes, said:
“The community has been at the heart of this project since it began and continues to shape it, as highlighted by the exceptional hoarding artworks. Since the opening of the show home at the end of April, 28 of the 40 homes being offered for sale have already been reserved, highlighting the quality of this development and the level of demand from local people.”
Councillor Warwick Payne, of Southampton City Council, said:
“I was really impressed with the local artworks on display. They brighten the area and help to draw attention to the fantastic development that’s taking shape in Weston.
“Steeple View will provide a new heart for Weston. It will bring huge benefits to the area and local residents and I look forward to watching it develop from behind the artistic hoardings.”
Image: Artwork unveiled. photo credit Chris Robinson
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