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Countryside unveils new public art sculpture in Runwell

22 Nov Countryside unveils new public art sculpture in Runwell

Award-winning property developer Countryside has unveiled a striking new public art sculpture at its St Luke’s Park development in Runwell, Essex. Known as ‘Sculpture One’, the piece was officially unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by senior executives from Countryside, Homes England, Chelmsford City Council and Runwell Parish Council.

Runwell’s newest piece of public art was designed by renowned sculptor John Merrill to blend in with the existing parkland landscape that surrounds the St Luke’s Park development. It is the first in a series of three sculptures to be installed at St Luke’s Park.

The inspiration for Sculpture One came to the artist after seeing the natural beauty of the mature trees at St Luke’s Park and the contrast of these with the retained architecture and new dwellings.

Chris Bladon, Managing Director for Countryside’s New Homes & Communities East Region says: “We are very excited to unveil this first piece of public art from John Merrill. The sculpture blends in perfectly with the natural parks and surrounding woodland at St Luke’s Park and enhances the development’s unique character. The piece will also give the residents something they can really connect with and call their own.”