05.10.2021 - Shortlisted for the exciting Chatham Waterfront Pumping Station Public Art Commission

I’m delighted to be shortlisted for the significant Commission for Chatham Waterfront. Built in the 1960s, Chatham Waterfront Pumping Station is in a prominent location and visually stands out due to its red brick façade. Tired and in desperate need of a makeover, the pumping station is an operational building owned by Southern Water. Over the years, previous proposals have suggested concealing the pump house, however as part of the regeneration of the waterfront Medway Development Company will reinstate its former and distinctive architectural form.

The public art commission for this site will complement the building’s refurbishment and the new public space and plaza, which sits directly in front of it, acting as a backdrop. Artists will be asked to consider how the building and new public space interact with each other and the wider waterfront scheme.

Development Partner: Medway Development Company Landscape Architects: Exterior
Public Art Consultants: FrancisKnight

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