Place, Art and Interpretation


Public art is often used as a 'placemaking' tool, enlivening the public realm and giving it focus and identity. Art can also cost a packet and be hated by the public. We have both developed briefs for public art to be created and implemented by selected artists as well as designed our own installation artworks that respond to their context and the client’s aspirations.

But places do not always need or can justify ‘art’ as objects which you walk around and look at while scratching your head. Building functional aesthetic and creativity into an open space or public realm is what we do. This may be in the form of bespoke furniture or structures, signage and interpretation, graphics, planting, lighting or materials. In part or together these create more distinctive and informative places, promote discussion and being both interesting and practical.

Contact us to discuss how we might enhance a project with identity and visibility.

Gateway Bridge, Gatwick Road

The opportunity to add some place-making but inexpensive interventions to an otherwise unremarkable galvanised pedestrain bridge were negotiated

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Art @ Centre

Allen Scott won a two stage competition to develop and implement the Art @ Centre vision for the High Street shopping core of Slough to regenerate

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Floating Boardwalk, Limehouse Cut

Allen Scott conceived the central floating towpath to take walkers and cyclists underneath the busy A12 dual carriageway as part of the Limehouse

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The Big 'M'

A large sculptural brand for Manor Royal BID at one of the major roundabout entrances to the business district. The Big 'M' was designed by Allen

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Interpretation, Crawters Brook

Physical and accessible interpretation has been provided throughout Crawter’s Brook, a new 3ha public park created from a flood storage basin. Now

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Big Park, Peacehaven

Bespoke craft and artwork using primarily local people added to the richness of the bespoke play design. Carved timber and stain glass entrance

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Interpretation, Woodberry Wetlands

Allen Scott designed a number of interpretative features, such as these laser cut gates with local species, within our multi-award winning

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Camellia Walk

Key to establishing a sense of original place in heritage restoration projects is the commitment to traditional craftsmanship when recreating lost

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