Bamber Bridge Tree – Withy Grove, Bamber Bridge

Client: South Ribble Borough Council
Value: £60,000

Designed by South Ribble borough Council this scheme comprised a raised bed with inlaid artwork panels and a large feature tree. Corten steel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathering_steel was used for the corner planters and elements of the tree design. The project value of £60,000 funded through various grant bodies provided the budget for a real focal point within the village of Bamber Bridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamber_Bridge

A Local Press Article read – http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/10/the-brig-tree-of-life-how-sculpture-will-be-at-centre-of-bamber-bridge/

”The great and the good of Bamber Bridge are to be remembered on a metal tree as part of a major revamp of the town centre.

Branded as The Bamber Bridge Tree there’s the chance to mark those alive and departed who have made a major contribution to Brig.

South Ribble Borough Council cabinet member with responsibility for regeneration, leisure and economic development councillor Phil Smith said: “This scheme will transform the centre of Bamber Bridge and, thanks to careful consultation, will deliver improvements that we know people want.

“It’s not just about making the area a better place to live, we also want to attract new businesses and we’re delighted that our plans are already sparking interest in that respect, with enquiries coming in about opening up new shops in the town.

“The new Bamber Bridge Tree will provide a focal point for all the improvements and the plaques are and opportunity to mark someone’s place in history. It’s a fabulous way of paying tribute to an inspiring teacher or a talented sportsperson or simply recognising individuals who add character to the town.”

Delivering schemes that create a real community focus are always rewarding. The design of this project is excellent and a great way to acknowledge key members of the local community. The artwork was produced by DP Structures http://www.dpstructures.co.uk/ , also a Burnley Company, and they regularly work with us delivering iconic works of art.